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Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The “Harbor Light”

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. The “Harbor Light” Marker
Inscription.
Built ca. 1922 after an earlier building was destroyed in the 1921 fire that burned most of downtown Tiburon.

This two-story structure originally held a billiards hall and soft drink parlor which is believed to have operated as an illegal saloon at the time of prohibition.

By 1955 the building had taken the configuration as seen in the above etching and had added a small “Harbor Light” sign.

In 1970 the sign was enlarged as seen above with additional alterations to the upstairs windows.

In 2009 after years of vacancy and deterioration, the third building to rest on this site was demolished, and this fourth new “Harbor Light” was constructed.

 
Location. 37° 52.398′ N, 122° 27.385′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Main Street, Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McNeil’s Pioneer Boathouse (a few steps from this marker); 1925 Victorian Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); James Yeh Jau Liu (within shouting
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. The “Harbor Light” Marker
distance of this marker); Samuel Blake Chapman (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwestern Pacific (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fleming Rooming House (about 300 feet away); 1895 Ark Houseboat (about 600 feet away); 1920 Victorian Cottage (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
3. The “Harbor Light”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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