“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Moraga in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Moraga Barn

Moraga Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2011
1. Moraga Barn Marker
Inscription. Built in 1914 as a hotel by the Moraga Company for its townsite development. It later became the Moraga Mercantile and included the telephone exchange and post office. Since 1933 it has been a bar.

Moraga Historical Society
Marker 5

Erected 1994 by Moraga Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 37° 50.056′ N, 122° 7.83′ W. Marker is in Moraga, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Vlader Drive and Country Club Drive on Vlader Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moraga CA 94556, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Moraga Townsite (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Joachin Moraga (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rainbow Trout Species Identified (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees (approx. 2.9 miles away); 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Monument Loop: A Legacy (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraga.
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The Moraga Barn image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2011
2. The Moraga Barn
The marker is visible here in the right side of the doorway. Although the marker indicates that the building is a bar, in 1995 the bar was closed and the building sat vacant for many years. A renovation of the building was completed in 2010, and as of 2011 there were plans for putting a restaurant in the building.

1. The Moraga Barn. The Moraga Historical Society's page for the Moraga Barn. Includes an historical photo of the building. (Submitted on November 22, 2011.) 

2. Moraga Barn. The Integral Group's page on the 2010 renovation of the Moraga Barn: " Built in 1914, the Moraga Barn is the oldest building in Moraga. This former hotel, grocery store, and telephone switching center was renovated into a state of the art green office building, which now houses the Headquarters of Canyon Construction. The building was restored to its original historical exterior, while renovating the interior using the latest in modern green technologies to showcase the best in fine craftsmanship, historical aesthetics and conservation and efficiency...." (Submitted on November 22, 2011.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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