Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Pleasanton 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.
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 as J. W. Kottinger’s Barn (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kottinger’s Barn (about 700 feet away); Gay 90's Pizzeria (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Heritage House (approx. 0.7 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). 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 Riverside Hotel. In 1934 it was again (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 & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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 1,442 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.