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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel

Pacheco Road (Main Street)

 

—Late 1860s —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel sat across from here on Pacheco Road (now Main Street), which connected Martinez to San Jose. Antonio Botelho, who had purchased the surrounding farm land, bought the hotel in 1882 and converted it to his family home.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.727′ N, 122° 3.591′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on South Main Street near Botelho Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1251 South Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Mary's Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Shopping Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kirsch Home (about 300 feet away); Central School
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel Marker (detail)
(about 500 feet away); Botelho Home (about 500 feet away); Walnut Creek Grammar School (about 600 feet away); Main Street, 1910 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk. The site referred to by this marker is across the street.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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