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

McNear Warehouse

 
 
McNear Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. McNear Warehouse Marker
Inscription. This warehouse was built in 1886 by G.W. McNear, as the first fireproof building in Contra Costa County. It was built for the storage of wheat, hay and potatoes. From 1881 to 1882 one-hundred and three ships of wheat were loaded in Port Costa. It withstood the fires of 1889, 1909, 1924, 1941 and the earthquakes of 1892 and 1906.
 
Erected 1976 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.79′ N, 122° 11.003′ W. Marker is in Port Costa, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Canyon Lake Drive near Erskine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Canyon Lake Drive, Port Costa CA 94569, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burlington Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Anza Expedition of 1776 (approx. mile away); Commodore Jones Point (approx. one mile away); Turner/Robertson Shipyard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Pony Express Riders
McNear Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. McNear Warehouse Marker
The marker is to the left of the post office boxes.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Pony Express Ferry “Carquinez” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jack London (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benicia Historic Tannery - Circa 1890 (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The McNear Warehouse is located at the end of Canyon Lake Drive, down by the waterfront.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
McNear Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
3. McNear Warehouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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