“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lafayette, California

Clickable Map of Contra Costa County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Contra Costa County, CA (451) Alameda County, CA (548) Marin County, CA (217) Sacramento County, CA (328) San Francisco County, CA (641) San Joaquin County, CA (94) Solano County, CA (97) Sonoma County, CA (127)  ContraCostaCounty(451) Contra Costa County (451)  AlamedaCounty(548) Alameda County (548)  MarinCounty(217) Marin County (217)  SacramentoCounty(328) Sacramento County (328)  (641) San Francisco City and County (641)  SanJoaquinCounty(94) San Joaquin County (94)  SolanoCounty(97) Solano County (97)  SonomaCounty(127) Sonoma County (127)
Martinez is the county seat for Contra Costa County
Lafayette is in Contra Costa County
      Contra Costa County (451)  
      Alameda County (548)  
      Marin County (217)  
      Sacramento County (328)  
      San Francisco City and County (641)  
      San Joaquin County (94)  
      Solano County (97)  
      Sonoma County (127)  
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1California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Dedicated to the Pony Express
In 1860-1861 Pony Express riders stopped in Lafayette 19 times to change horses en route to San Francisco from St. Joseph, Missouri Lafayette Historical Society 1992Map (db m24461) HM
2California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Deodar Cedars
In 1927 these trees were planted by Robert Elam McNeil and his wife, Gertrude, pioneer leaders in the Methodist Church and in the community. Born in Lafayette, the McNeils were proprietors of the Pioneer Store from 1902 to 1935.Map (db m143636) HM
3California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site
The founder of Lafayette built his principal home in this vicinity in 1858. "Squire” Brown purchased the Rancho Acalanes in 1847, upon which he raised cattle and grain, and served as the miller for the area. He became Alcalde of the . . . Map (db m145017) HM
4California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — First Settlement of LafayetteFebruary 7, 1848
In this location on the Rancho Acalanes, Elam and Margaret Allen Brown founded Lafayette by building their first house, a crude affair constructed while Mrs. Brown prepared dinner. In 1849, they erected a horse powered grist mill across the . . . Map (db m184240) HM
5California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Geils Building
Fred Geils erected this saloon in 1880. It has housed various businesses through the years, including dressmaking, butcher, shoe repair and barber shops. Dedicated by Soroptimist Club of Lafayette-Orinda June 29, 1971 Map (db m25091) HM
6California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Lafayette Grammar School
Built in 1893 this portion of the church is the old schoolhouse with the original belfry, the third school in Lafayette since 1853. In 1927 the building was purchased to serve as the Methodist church. A group of neighbors formed the . . . Map (db m143634) HM
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7California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Lafayette House
Dedicated April 23, 1998 Lafayette House Added Station By Diablo Foods Better Homes Realty - Lafayette Diamond K. Supply, Ltd. Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Lafayette Historical Society Pony Express Trail Association {reverse . . . Map (db m24916) HM
8California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Lafayette Town Hall
Community spirit led to construction of this hall by the Lafayette Improvement Club. Land was donated by Frank and Rose Ghiglione with funds and labor provided by the townspeople. A grand opening ball and midnight supper were held on May 1, 1914. . . . Map (db m49861) HM
9California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Lamorinda Vietnam Memorial
To give one's life in the cause of freedom for others is the noblest cause of all Robert Stanley Baird David Ray Elliott Terence Michael Hustead Kenneth Eugene Mattson Timothy Arma Thomas Donald Herbert White Map (db m143578) WM
10California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Pioneer Store
Benjamin Shreve, the settlement's earliest known schoolteacher, entered the general merchandise business in 1855. Credited with naming the town, he was appointed first postmaster of Lafayette in 1857. He erected this building in the early . . . Map (db m152802) HM
11California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Rolling Ridge Ranch
Site of Rolling Ridge Ranch 37 years of service to equestrians 1953 · 1990 Ken And Ada Brown Map (db m143633) HM
12California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Site of Bickerstaff House
Built in 1879 by James Bickerstaff on a dirt road that is now Mt. Diablo Blvd. Daughter, Jennie Bickerstaff (Rosenberg), lived in the house for 85 years. It was razed in 1964 to build a market which is now at 3615 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Jennie was . . . Map (db m184239) HM
13California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Way Side Inn
Built in 1894 as a hotel and tavern by Edward J. Brady & Co. on a portion of the mill lot once owned by Elam Brown. Colorful name bestowed by T. H. Reed, a later proprietor.Map (db m144949) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022