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Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Pleasanton Hotel

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
1. The Pleasanton Hotel Marker
Inscription. In 1864, five years before the first railroad arrived in Pleasanton, John W. Kottinger demonstrated his faith in Pleasanton”s future by building the communities first hotel, The Farmerís Hotel.
The building was purchased by Henry in 1891 and burned to the ground on Mar. 18, 1898, and re-built.
At one time the hotel was called the Riverside Hotel.
After a minor fire in 1915, the structure was renovated and re-named the Pleasanton Hotel.
Dedicated September 10, 1988
By the
Native Sons of the Golden West
Frank J. Compani, Grand President
Plaque Funded by the James D. Phelan Trust

 
Erected 1988 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.874′ N, 121° 52.454′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 855 Main Street, Pleasanton CA 94566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
2. The Pleasanton Hotel Marker
as the crow flies. J. W. Kottingerís Barn (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kottingerís Barn (about 700 feet away); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alviso Adobe Community Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Alviso Adobe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Meadowlark Dairy - The Dairy Silo (approx. 2.1 miles away); Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Managerís House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
More about this marker. The first floor of the building is now The Farmer Restaurant and the upper floor is used for private offices.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pleasanton Historic Downtown Walking Tour. "855 Main Street - This site has a long and colorful history. It is now the location of the Pleasanton Hotel, the third Main Street site to have that name. In 1852 John Kottinger originally had a small store here. In 1864, the Farmer's Hotel was built on the site. In the 1880s a woman was murdered in one of the upstairs hallways. By 1900 there were ladies available in small houses in the back of the hotel for the company of male guests. The exterior of the hotel was remodeled to its current Victorian style in 1919, and the hotel was re-named
The Pleasanton Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
3. The Pleasanton Hotel
the Riverside Hotel. In 1934 it was again re-named as the Pleasanton Hotel. At one time the racketeer, Paul "Bouquet" Cohn (Mickey Cohn's brother) owned the hotel, after he was barred from doing business in San Francisco. It stopped being a hotel during the 1960s, and today private offices occupy the second floor.
(Submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Nancy Pratt Watercolors. This commercial website details the history of the hotel and many other historic Pleasanton historic buildings. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. The Pleasanton Hotel. The official website of The Farmers Restaurant. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Hotels
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
A Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
4. A Second Marker
This humorous marker is mounted on the front of the building.

On this site
in 1897 Nothing
Happened.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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