Lafayette in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lafayette Town Hall
Town Hall was declared a city landmark in 1978.
Lafayette Historical Society 1978
Erected 1978 by Lafayette Historical Society.
Location. 37° 53.275′ N, 122° 7.075′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Moraga Road, on the right when traveling east on School Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3535 School Street, Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geils Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walnut Creek, California) (approx. 2.9 Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walnut Creek Grammar School (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Also see . . . Historic Town Hall. The Town Hall's website, including historical information on the Hall, "...The first event in the new Town Hall was a Grand Ball, the first of many Saturday night dances in Lafayette. This new social activity became so popular that the LIC requested that the Sacramento Northern Railroad provide a special train from Oakland to the West Lafayette Station so people could walk to Town Hall. Evenings would begin at 9:00 p.m., with a multi-course supper served at midnight, followed by more dancing. It was reported that one train left the Lafayette station at 5:30 a.m...." (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 436 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.