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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dole House

1614 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

 

— Early 1870s —

 
Dole House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. Dole House Marker
Inscription.  The Italianate house across the street was originally built as a ranch home for Lawrence Peel and his wife, Margretta. Peel operated a mercantile store on Main Street in the 1860s. The home had many owners over the years and was built by Eldridge Dole, a local architect.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 171.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.832′ N, 122° 3.695′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Locust Street, on the right when traveling east on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Dole House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Dole House Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Dole House Marker (detail)
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 400 feet away); Flagpole (about 400 feet away); Walnut Creek Grammar School (about 400 feet away); Oldest Commercial Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. The subject of this marker is located across the street.
This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Dole House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
3. Dole House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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May. 27, 2020