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

Fernandez Mansion - 1894

 
 
Fernandez Mansion - 1894 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. Fernandez Mansion - 1894 Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the site of Pinole's birthplace and the center of its activities until the early 20th Century. The beginning of Pinole was built on the waterfront and around the mouth of Pinole Creek during the latter half of the 19th Century.
During the 1850's Bernardo Fernandez started a mercantile business on this site. Here he built a supply store, constructed warehouses and wharves, hauled farm products and handles the mail to become very instrumental in the early establishment of this city.
The Fernandez Mansion, a California Point of Historical Interest, marks the remnants of Pinole's birthplace and shall be preserved in perpetuity.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 38° 0.687′ N, 122° 17.724′ W. Marker is in Pinole, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Tennent Avenue near Cuadra Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Tennent Avenue, Pinole CA 94564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hay Schooner Carlotta (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Pinole (approx. half a mile away); The De Anza Expedition in Rodeo
Fernandez Mansion - 1894 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. Fernandez Mansion - 1894 Marker
The Fernandez Mansion is hidden in the background.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Lefty Gomez Field (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dairy Country (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oliver's Hardware & Service Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pinole.
 
Also see . . .  Bernardo Fernandez House - Wikipedia. This 22-room mansion was the third home of the Fernandez family and is an excellent example of Second Empire French, a rare style in the area. The wood frame building has a central projecting pavilion and arched dormer windows. Stick trim panels grace the main structure, with tall 2 over 2 first floor windows that have brackets supporting window hoods and eaves. (Submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Fernandez Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
3. Fernandez Mansion
Fernandez Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
4. Fernandez Mansion
The plaque reads:
In memory of
Honorable
Gretchen Willcomb Mariotti
former Mayor of Pinole
Born April 26, 1936 in Ipswich, Mass.
Moved to Pinole in 1969 where she lived
until her passing on October 10, 1999
A Champion of the Heart,
Soul and Pride of Pinole

2000 - Pinole Garden Club
 
 
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 121 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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