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

Peralta Home – Alta Mira Club

1860

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. Peralta Home – Alta Mira Club Marker
Inscription. This house was built by William Toler for his father-in-law Ygnacio Peralta. It may be the first brick house in Alameda County. Peralta and his brothers established the first Spanish/Mexican settlements in the northern East Bay on the land grant called Rancho San Antonio. The land grant was awarded to Ygnacio’s father Luís Maria Peralta in 1820.

The house was originally sited on 40 acres of land with a palm-lined horseshoe drive and gardens that fronted East 14th Street. The house belonged to the Peralta family 1875. The wooden frame portion of the house was added by the next owner, A. C. Peachery, who owned the home until 1909, when it was purchased by Daniel Best.

When a realtor planned to demolish the house in 1926, the Alta Mira Club purchased the home to serve as its clubhouse. Since then the home has been owned and preserved by the Alta Mira Club.
 
Erected by City of San Leandro.
 
Location. 37° 43.837′ N, 122° 9.691′ W. Marker is in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Lafayette Avenue near Leo Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Lafayette Avenue, San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. Peralta Home – Alta Mira Club Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Peralta House (a few steps from this marker); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rancho San Antonio (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Leandro Courthouse Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Little Brown Church (approx. half a mile away); Casa Peralta (approx. half a mile away); San Leandro – Cherry Festivals (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
 
Regarding Peralta Home – Alta Mira Club. The Ygnacio Peralta House, now the Alta Mira Club is the first brick dwelling built in Alameda County. The house was built in 1860 by Peralta's son-in-law, William Toler, who deeded the land back to his father-in-law after the house and grounds were completed.
The walls are made of 14-inch bricks that were manufactured at the Alameda Brickyard Slough. The house passed out of the Peralta family's hands in 1875 and its next owner, A.C. Peachy, built an addition.
The exquisite interior, with Italian marble fireplaces, stained glass windows and curved ceilings painted with murals was left intact. The building was bought in 1926 by the Alta Mira Club, which has preserved its valuable history. The Ygnacio Peralta House is open to the public by appointment and can be rented for cultural and
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
social events.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
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Peralta Home image. Click for more information.
Collection of Leslie J. Freeman, circa 1860
5. Peralta Home
View of Original House and Outhouses
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS CAL,1-SANLE,2-
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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