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Byer/Nail House

 
 
Byer/Nail House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
1. Byer/Nail House Marker
Inscription.  
This house, which serves as the museum for the East Contra Costa Historical Society, was originally built by Johnson and Elizabeth Fancher in 1878. In the early 1880's the Fanchers sold the house and surrounding acreage to John and Letitia Byer. In 1922, after the death of Mr. and Mrs. Byer, the house and surrounding acres were sold to their granddaughter and her husband, Zelma and James Nail. In 1984, Clelland Nail (the only child of James and Zelma) inherited the house and 8 acres. Clelland and Margarette Nail donated the house and 1.3 acres to the East Contra Costa Historical Society in 1986.

 
Erected 2015 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 57.137′ N, 121° 40.578′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Sellers Avenue near Sunset Road, on the right when traveling
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north. The marker and house are located at the East Contra Costa Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3890 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood CA 94513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryer/Nail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stopped by Impenetrable Marshes (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dredges (approx. 4.9 miles away); The San Joaquin: A River Runs Dry (approx. 5 miles away); California's Big Water Projects: How Did We Get Here? (approx. 5 miles away); The Migrating Delta (approx. 5 miles away); Carquinez Strait (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Byer/Nail House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
2. Byer/Nail House and Marker
Byer/Nail House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
3. Byer/Nail House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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