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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Danville, California

 
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Location of Danville, California
    Contra Costa County (380)
    Alameda County (420)
    Marin County (140)
    Sacramento County (284)
    San Francisco City and County (480)
    San Joaquin County (77)
    Solano County (95)
    Sonoma County (124)
 
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1California (Contra Costa County), Danville — A.J. Young House
Albert J. Young and Mary Shuey Young built this Victorian home in 1870. This was her home for 63 years. A.J. Young was a long time local educator and church leader.Map (db m94012) HM
2California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Alamo CemeteryHistorical Site Dedication
Many pioneers from Alamo and surrounding towns have been buried here since the 1850s. Alamo Cemetery is part of the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District. We dedicate this plaque in the 125th year of the first recorded burial January 1856.Map (db m94013) HM
3California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Austin Root House, 1919
Original home of fireman Austin Root, descendent of the Boone and Love families, this Craftsman-Bungalow moved here from the corner of Hartz and Linda Mesa to make way for Shell Oil in 1950. Owner of Root's Bar and Restaurant, Austin opened . . . Map (db m153288) HM
4California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Cabral HouseMid 1930s
This Craftsman-Bungalow style "cottage" was characteristic of the Great Depression. Once the home of Lorraine and Manuel "Manny” Cabral, this popular style remains a well-maintained example of similar buildings along Hartz Ave. The . . . Map (db m152832) HM
5California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Cabral/Foster House1926
This 1921 Craftsman-Bungalow was originally owned by Tony Cabral who drove a cattle truck from Tassajara Valley to the Train Depot. Kids in town waited in front of Elliot's Bar and helped him load prize- winning cattle for the Sacramento State . . . Map (db m152857) HM
6California (Contra Costa County), Danville — 853 — Captain Pedro Fages TrailHistorical Landmark 1772
Fages, Commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Juan Crespi, Franciscan missionary, 14 soldiers, a muleteer and an Indian servant, he trekked along Carquinez Strait, thence eastward nearly to Antioch. Turning . . . Map (db m91703) HM
7California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Close Family PropertyHistorical Point of Interest
This property, site of the first building constructed in 1858, was owned by pioneer Daniel Inman (1827-1908) for whom Danville was named. The property was purchased by James E. Close (1848-1904), who operated a blacksmith shop, in 1875. In 1907 . . . Map (db m93670) HM
8California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Cohen-Vecki House
This early home was constructed by the Howard brothers in 1866 and is the oldest original building in downtown Danville. It was built for Postmaster Michael and Matilda Cohen behind the Cohen general store. Dr. Victor and Claire Vecki moved . . . Map (db m152843) HM
9California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Cooley House1920s
This Craftsman-Bungalow style home first appears on a 1925 Sanborn fire map. Built by Austin Root and Steve Johnson, it was once owned by local volunteer fireman, Duane Elliott. Joseph and Laura Bettencourt lived here until George and Vesta . . . Map (db m152844) HM
10California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Danville Grammar School
The first schoolhouse in the area was built south of Danville in 1858. In 1867, a new grammar school was built on this Front Street site. This building served until being razed in 1896 and replaced by the one-room schoolhouse pictured. It was . . . Map (db m93672) HM
11California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Danville Hotel TerritoryHistorical Point of Interest
The Danville Hotel, originally the Railroad Hotel, was built in 1891 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came to Danville. It was at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Short Street and faced west. It was owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Edward . . . Map (db m93673) HM
12California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eddy HouseEarly 1900s
This Queen Anne style cottage matched several other cottages which were once located along the east side of Hartz Avenue. Harvey R. Eddy bought this property in 1903 and deeded the home to his mother Mary A. Eddy. She and other "Eddy . . . Map (db m152687) HM
13California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'NeillAmerica's First Major Playwright, 1888 - 1953
I want to be an artist or nothing. Eugene O’Neill, 1914 When Eugene O'Neill began writing for the stage, the American theatre was dominated by vaudeville and romantic melodrama. Influenced by Strindberg, Ibsen, and other European . . . Map (db m153906) HM
14California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: A Moon for the Misbegotten
May you have your wish and die in your sleep soon, Jim, darling. May you rest forever in forgiveness and peace. Josie Hogan, A Moon For The Misbegotten A Moon for the Misbegotten is an elegy for O'Neill's . . . Map (db m154060) HM
15California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey into Night
That's what makes it so hard - for all of us. We can't forget. Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey Into Night Eugene O’Neill was the son of the actor James O'Neill and Mary Ellen Quinlan. He spent his childhood either . . . Map (db m154059) HM
16California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: The Iceman Cometh
The lie of the pipe dream gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober! Larry Slade, the Iceman Cometh Prior to his career as a playwright, O'Neill lived for a time at a waterfront dive in New . . . Map (db m154054) HM
17California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene
These twelve years, beloved one, have been a journey into light - into love. You know my gratitude and my love! Eugene O'Neill, from the dedication of Long Day's Journey into Night to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill on their 12th . . . Map (db m154048) HM
18California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville
We really have an ideal home with one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen - pure country with no taint of suburbia. Eugene O'Neill, to a friend, 1937 With the reception of the Nobel Prize in 1936, Eugene . . . Map (db m153910) HM
19California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: The Nobel Prize
I feel so deeply that it is not only my work which is being honored, but the work of all my colleagues in America - that the Nobel Prize is a symbol of the coming of age of the American Theatre. Eugene O'Neill, Nobel Prize . . . Map (db m153908) HM
20California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Eugene O'Neill: The Tao House Plays
He would come out of his study at the end of the day gaunt and sometimes weeping. Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 1956 When he moved to Danville in 1937, O'Neill had already begun work on a cycle of eleven plays . . . Map (db m154050) HM
21California (Contra Costa County), Danville — First Danville Fire Station
Former location of first Danville Fire Station Completed December 27, 1925 Map (db m152846) HM
22California (Contra Costa County), Danville — First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875
“The Handsomest Church in the County" The original building on this site was presided by Reverend R.S. Symington who was the first minister. The popular church served the community from 1875 until 1932 when it burned to the ground. . . . Map (db m153286) HM
23California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Hap Magee Ranch
Originally owned by August Hemme in 1852, just after California achieved statehood, this land was purchased in 1911 by the San Francisco Protestant Orphanage Asylum. Camp Swain was built to give foster children a warm summer away from cold . . . Map (db m153113) HM
24California (Contra Costa County), Danville — James Root House1860
Once surrounded by beehives and pear orchards, this Victorian-Queen Anne Cottage was built by Joel Haden Boone, descendant of Daniel Boone. Joel married Sophie, daughter of pioneer Robert Beatty Love. Daughter Ina Boone married James . . . Map (db m152831) HM
25California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Joe Foster House1926
In 1921 this property was home to carpenter Joe Foster. In 1926, while his wife Annie was busy making strawberry jam in the kitchen, the house caught fire and burned to the ground. Joe's father rebuilt this Craftsman-Bungalow which . . . Map (db m152854) HM
26California (Contra Costa County), Danville — McCauley HouseEarly 1900s
Hard working Irish immigrants, Edward and Mary McCauley, moved their family to the Tassajara Valley in 1868. They operated a 162 acre farm near present day McCauley Road. In 1892 they purchased the original "Danville Hotel" from John Hartz . . . Map (db m152847) HM
27California (Contra Costa County), Danville — McDonald's Drug Store1922
Built for $10,000 this Spanish Eclectic is one of the few brick buildings in Danville. The McDonalds lived upstairs and ran the drug store on the first floor where cigars, stationery, magazines and hand-painted china were sold and a roll of . . . Map (db m152833) HM
28California (Contra Costa County), Danville — San Ramon Branch Line
The 19.7 mile San Ramon Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad was built through here in 1891. Original Danville station plat consisted of 8.65 acres. Railroad service was terminated in 1978. The right-of-way was converted soon after to the . . . Map (db m93668) HM
29California (Contra Costa County), Danville — San Ramon Union High School
In August of 1910 the San Ramon Valley Union High School District was formed. For the first six years high school classes were held in Danville at two different locations, with two teachers and thirty students. In 1916 ten acres were purchased at . . . Map (db m94020) HM
30California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Shuey/Podva House1892
Original home of John and Leila Shuey. John was postmaster from 1889-1893. They owned a general store and the hay and grain warehouse west of the Danville Train Depot. They lived in the house until 1938. Adolphus LaMay and Marion Cecile . . . Map (db m152834) HM
31California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Tassajara School
This one room school house was built by the Tassajara School District in 1889 and served the entire area until 1946 at which time the district was merged with the Danville Union School District. The black walnut trees were planted and cared for by . . . Map (db m94021) HM
32California (Contra Costa County), Danville — The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874)233 Front Street — Danville Heritage Resource No. 8 —
The Danville Grange was a farmers' association and the hub of the community in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Grange was instrumental in bringing many improvements to the valley over the years, such as San Ramon Valley High School, a public . . . Map (db m93671) HM
33California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Veterans Memorial Building
In 1919, Congress established the national charter for the American Legion to honor veterans of the Great War. Contra Costa administered a California bond issued to build veteran's memorial halls in each town with an American Legion Post. . . . Map (db m93675) HM WM
 
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