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

Hayward Public Library

 
 
Hayward Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
1. Hayward Public Library Marker
Inscription.
Don Guillermo Castro, founder of the city, preserved the plaza for the enjoyment of the citizens, and in 1856 conveyed to them ownership of the land forever. This library, originally constructed on the plaza in 1951, and enlarged in 1958, was extensively remodeled, expanded, and rededicated to the people of the City of Hayward, June 7, 1981.

City Council
Julio J. Bras • Shirley J. Campbell • Alex Giuliani • George P. Oaks • Lawrence J. Ratto • Gail Steele • Ilene Weinreb, Mayor
Library Commission
Mary F. Allen • Sara A. Fuentes • Alison S. Lewis • Toni Carole Lucas • Ruth E. Maguire • Sheila M. Martinsen • Carlene Null
Donald A. Blubaugh, City Manager

William G. Webster, Library Director
Angell, Lockwood & Associates, Architects
Paxton Construction Co., Contractor

 
Location. 37° 40.22′ N, 122° 4.981′ W. Marker is in Hayward, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on C Street near Mission Boulevard. Touch for map. The Plaza is bordered by C Street, Mission Boulevard, Watkins Street and D Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 C Street, Hayward CA 94541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Hayward Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
2. Hayward Public Library
Marker can be seen between the two support posts.
Rancho San Lorenzo (within shouting distance of this marker); NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Palmtag Building (about 700 feet away); I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14 (approx. ¼ mile away); Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); The Meek Mansion (approx. 1.9 miles away); The McConaghy Estate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of First Public School in Castro Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hayward.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted to the right of the entrance doors to the Hayward Public Library.
 
Regarding Hayward Public Library. The library is dedicated to César Chávez, noted farm worker activist.
 
Also see . . .  Don Guillermo Castro. Don Castro was awarded a land grant by the Mexican Government which was known as Rancho San Lorenzo. The Hayward City Hall, site of his adobe, is located across Mission Boulevard from the Library. (Submitted on March 18, 2010.) 
 
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Hayward Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
3. Hayward Public Library
César Chávez Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
4. César Chávez Dedication Plaque
This plaque is mounted on the side of the building facing Mission Boulevard.

Spanish:
Un verdadero héroe americano que dedicó su vida a la no violencia y a la justicia para todos.
Ayúdanos a amar aún a quienes nos odian:
Así podremos cambiar el mundo.


Dedicado en su honor el 1° de octubre de 1994

English:
A true American hero who lived a life dedicated to non-violence and justice for all.
Help us love even those who hate us:
So we can change the world.


Dedicated in his honor
October 1, 1994
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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