Concord in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of first Concord Grammar School
Erected 2003 by Concord Historical Society.
Location. 37° 58.787′ N, 122° 2.071′ W. Marker is in Concord, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grant Street and Bonifacio Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2190 Grant Street, Concord CA 94520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neustaedter House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bibber House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolla House (within shouting distance of this marker); Elworthy House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnett House (about 800 feet away); Dedicated to the Founders of Todos Santos (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fire Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Perry House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
Regarding Alves House. This corner was the site for the first Concord Grammar School. The present two-story wood–frame house and barn were built circa 1897 for the George Alves family.
Long time residents remember its extensive vegetable gardens and flower beds, and the surrounding white picket fence. This Victorian residence of the Italianate style includes a typical symmetrical gabled façade, cornices with brackets, and slim porch pillars, also with brackets. Distinctive features of the house are the raised main floor, turned baluster of the porch and stair railings, and decorative finials atop the hip-roof.
Notable also are the picket fence and barn with a false-front design echoing the residence façade. It is said to have been built with square nails. It has a widow’s walk typical of the early homes of fishermen on the east coast of the country.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2012, by Concord Historical Society of Concord, California. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Concord Historical Society of Concord, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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