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

Byer/Nail House

 
 
Byer/Nail House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
1. Byer/Nail House Marker
Inscription.
This house, which serves as the museum for the East Contra Costa Historical Society, was originally built by Johnson and Elizabeth Fancher in 1878. In the early 1880's the Fanchers sold the house and surrounding acreage to John and Letitia Byer. In 1922, after the death of Mr. and Mrs. Byer, the house and surrounding acres were sold to their granddaughter and her husband, Zelma and James Nail. In 1984, Clelland Nail (the only child of James and Zelma) inherited the house and 8 acres. Clelland and Margarette Nail donated the house and 1.3 acres to the East Contra Costa Historical Society in 1986.

 
Erected 2015 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 57.137′ N, 121° 40.578′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Sellers Avenue near Sunset Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and house are located at the East Contra Costa Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3890 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood CA 94513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Byer/Nail House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
2. Byer/Nail House and Marker
flies. Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away); John and Abby Marsh (approx. 5.1 miles away); Byron (approx. 6 miles away); July 4, Anno Domini, 1951 (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Woman's Club of Antioch (approx. 8.6 miles away); Birthplace of Antioch (approx. 8.7 miles away); F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 Building (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Cannery Lady (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Byer/Nail House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2016
3. Byer/Nail House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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