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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Cerrito's First Mayor

 
 
El Cerrito's First Mayor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. El Cerrito's First Mayor Marker
Inscription.
El Cerrito became a city on August 23, 1917. Businessman Philip Lee lead the incorporation effort and raised bonds for essential services, including fire and police protection. Lee was elected to the City Council multiple times and served as mayor from 1918-24 and 1926-28. His home and business were just east of here.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.045′ N, 122° 18.15′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Fairmont Avenue, on the right on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10002 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rust (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); El Cerrito's Nightlife (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pioneer American Settler William Rust's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance
El Cerrito's First Mayor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. El Cerrito's First Mayor Marker
of this marker); Cerrito Theater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Cerrito Hills (about 600 feet away); The 'IT' Club (about 600 feet away); The Six Bells & Cerro Square (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the northeast corner of San Pablo and Fairmont Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. Government
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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