Danville in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Veterans Memorial Building
Joseph Bispo charter member American Legion Hall Post relocated his craftsman homes to enable building the classic style American Legion Post on 3 parcels. The new veterans building, designed by James Narbett, built by Dinnie Construction ($18,000), and inspected by E.A. Root, was "Dedicate to those who served" on April 2, 1925.
Beginning in 1929, the veterans opened the building to all veterans organizations as well as to the community, including the public library, Chamber of Commerce, court proceedings, polling place, monthly dances, scouts, and service clubs. In 1978, a Community Block Grant enabled renovations to welcome the Danville Senior Citizen's Club.
In 2008, the county transferred the building in trust to enable a partnership between the Town of Danville and the Veterans Memorial Building Development Committee of San Ramon Valley. Designed by Architectural Resources Group, Inc. and built by Zovich Construction Co., the $8.4 million project restored the historic classical front while doubling the building space, enabling a Veterans Library, expanded auditorium, and
Erected by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
Location. 37° 49.302′ N, 121° 59.975′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on East Prospect Avenue near Hartz Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Prospect Ave, Danville CA 94526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danville Hotel Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Close Family Property (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Ramon Branch Line (about 400 feet away); Danville Grammar School (about 700 feet away); The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) (about 700 feet away); San Ramon Union High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); A.J. Young House (approx. one mile away); Alamo Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.