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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Livermore, California

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1 California, Alameda County, Livermore — A Natural Supermarket and Hardware Store — Sycamore Grove Park
Long before there were supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores, Ohlone people found or made everything they needed from the natural world. They used the roots, stems, leaves, seeds and fruits of plants and trees in the making of food, medicines . . . Map (db m204557) HM
2 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Bank of Italy Building
This granite faced building was designed in the Classic Renaissance Revival Style for the Bank of Italy in 1921. It later became the thirteenth branch of the Bank of America. From 1957-1978, this building served as Livermore's city hall. Listed on . . . Map (db m17878) HM
3 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Barbara Bunshah Homesite
On this site once stood the home of Barbara Bunshah (b. 1926 - d. 2007) City Librarian, curator of the Livermore History Center, and creator of the "Bunshah Index" of Livermore newspapers, and who resided here from C. 1958 to 2007.Map (db m199128) HM
4 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Birth of an Industry
Olivina is the name of the estate Julius Paul Smith built in the Livermore Valley. He and other local entrepreneurs recognized the similarities in climate and soil to the fine wine regions in Europe. The wines produced from their Valley estates . . . Map (db m196904) HM
5 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
This land has attracted people's interest for millennia. A network of ancient trade routes once linked indigenous people of these different regions: the Ohlone tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bay Miwoks of the Delta and Mt. Diablo, and . . . Map (db m197612) HM
6 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
Brushy Peak is a 1,702-foot landmark at the juncture of the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Delta, and the Central Valley. The peak and its environs have been recognized as sacred by generations of native Californians. Due to its . . . Map (db m198223) HM
7 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Carl G. Clark House — Built: 1923 — Style Bungalow — Reported permanently removed
Clark was city engineer for 18 years (from 1938 to 1956); served on the city council for 12 years; and was member of the library board for 20 years.Map (db m195607) HM
8 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Carnegie Library — Built 1911
Livermore Public City Library 1911 to 1966 City of Livermore Historic Preservation Landmark Site Dedicated July 1996 Operated by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Nearby Rededication Plaque reads: Andrew J. . . . Map (db m17754) HM
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9 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 641 — Concannon Vineyard
Here, in 1883, James Concannon founded the Concannon Vineyard. The quality it achieved in sacramental and commercial wines helped establish Livermore Valley as one of America’s select wine growing districts. Grape cuttings from this vineyard were . . . Map (db m100553) HM
10 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Craftsman Bungalow — Circa 1915
Built by by butcher Wm. E. Hinz and wife Rose for $1050. Purchased 1923 by Nienburgs and 1937 by Camillo Croce, vintner and brandy purveyor of Croce Winery, later the Livermore Winery. Remained in the Croce family until 2007.Map (db m199557) HM
11 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Craftsman Bungalow — Built 1915
Original home of early Livermore civic leader and businessman Carl ClarkeMap (db m200682) HM
12 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 586 — Cresta Blanca Winery
Here, Charles A. Wetmore planted his vineyard in 1882. The Cresta Blanca wine he made from its fruit won for California the first international award, the highest honor at the 1889 Paris Exposition, first bringing assurance to California wine . . . Map (db m100552) HM
13 California, Alameda County, Livermore — D. F. Bernal Building — Built Circa 1910
Constructed with bricks salvaged from the Livermore Brewery, built 1874, destroyed by fire 1908 City of Livermore Historic Preservation Landmark Site Dedicated July 1996Map (db m17870) HM
14 California, Alameda County, Livermore — D.J. Murphy House
This 1891 Victorian style, Italianate house was the residence of Daniel J. Murphy from 1891-1921. He was a prominent Livermore businessman and local government official. As an Alameda County Supervisor, Murphy improved the network of roads and . . . Map (db m195505) HM
15 California, Alameda County, Livermore — David D. Emmenger House — Built: 1909 — Style: Shingle Bungalow —
Contractor: Rasmussen & Bennett D. D. Emmenger was partner in Johnson and Emmenger Dry Goods from 1901 to 1913; he bought out his partner in 1913 and continued business until 1920. The house was purchased by Frieda Wente Tubbs in 1923.Map (db m196814) HM
16 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Dr. Henry Gordon McGill House — Built: 1910 — Architect: Julius L. Weilbye —
Dr. McGill was a physician, surgeon, and city public health officer (1902-1914) Commemorated by the City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2008Map (db m195537) HM
17 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Duarte Garage — Built 1915
Service Station and Car Dealership Situated on the Original Route of the Lincoln Highway ———————— City of Livermore Historic Preservation Site Dedicated July 1996 Operated by The . . . Map (db m19994) HM
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18 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Duarte Garage — Built Circa 1915 by F.H. Duarte
The garage was a way station on the original Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental U.S. highway.Map (db m198575) HM
19 California, Alameda County, Livermore — E.J. Lawless Building — Built Circa 1923
Residence of E.J. Lawless, Prominent local druggist. Map (db m195942) HM
20 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Ernest George Wente House — Ca. 1920 Craftsman Bungalow
Ernest and wife Ida's home from the 1920s to 1963. Mr. Wente was a city councilmember in the 1940s. His hay and grain warehouses on M and N Streets north of First Street sold area farms' harvests. Mary Rasmussen, owner from the 1960s onward, . . . Map (db m195538) HM
21 California, Alameda County, Livermore — F.L. Savage House — Built:1908 — Style: Colonial Revival —
Dr. Savage, a well-known dentist, was son of S. L. Savage and for 30 years was a partner in S.L. Savage and Son Dental Clinic.Map (db m199593) HM
22 California, Alameda County, Livermore — First Library Building — Built 1878
Livermore's first free public library occupied this building from 1878 until 1911 when the Carnegie Library was built.Map (db m194532) HM
23 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 391 — First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel — Built 1874 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The First Presbyterian Church was the City's first Protestant church and an early significant religious institution of the City. Commemorated by City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2007Map (db m121756) HM
24 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Fountaine House — Built Circa 1892
Pioneer Livermore dwelling and former cooperage site. Map (db m199180) HM
25 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Frank S. Fennon House — Built 1885 — Builder: P. Lewis Levy —
Fennon was a butcher. Levy was a tailor, saloon keeper and auctioneer. Both were prominent local business men. Commemorated by the City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2008Map (db m195149) HM
26 California, Alameda County, Livermore — From Borax to Burgundy
Julius Paul Smith was born in Wisconsin in 1842. After fighting in the Civil War, he tried his hand in the farm machinery business and the grocery business. He married Miss Sarah Barker of New York in 1870 and soon headed west. Julius joined . . . Map (db m196907) HM
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27 California, Alameda County, Livermore — From China to America
Coast Manufacturing and Supply Co. moved to this site in the early 1900s and produced fuse line for explosives. Between 1913 and 1926 Coast hired Chinese immigrants to work in the powder houses located just to the north of this grove of trees. These . . . Map (db m198579) HM
28 California, Alameda County, Livermore — History of the Livermore Rodeo
Early ranches in California commonly held rodeos twice a year. Vaqueros collected cattle from the surrounding area and neighbors met to mark their calves with brands and earmarks. In the Livermore area, early residents, including the Bernal, Marsh, . . . Map (db m195394) HM
29 California, Alameda County, Livermore — J.C. Safford House — Built: 1909 — Style: Colonial Revival/Vernacular —
Safford was proprietor of Safford's Furniture and Carpets in a commercial building located downtown on the south side of First Street between K and L Streets. In 1918, Safford sold the property to A.O. Lindberg.Map (db m195585) HM
30 California, Alameda County, Livermore — J.H. Wilson House — Built 1908
John H. Wilson was co-owner of the California Transfer Company, an important building materials distributor. Commemorated by City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2007Map (db m195143) HM
31 California, Alameda County, Livermore — J.S. van Buskirk / John Luders House — Built: 1908
Architect: V.H.V. Voorhees (Seattle) Style: Colonial Revival / Vernacular Adaptation J.S. van Buskirk, local builder and cabinetmaker built this home for himself in 1908. He sold it in 1920 to J. Luders, member of the agricultural . . . Map (db m195944) HM
32 California, Alameda County, Livermore — James G. Kelly House — Built: 1911 — Builder: C.H. Rasmussen —
Kelly was a rancher, livestock dealer, and property developer.Map (db m195994) HM
33 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well
The legend of Joaquin Murrieta is one of the most enduring and fascinating of chapters in California history. Facts, fiction and romantic tales entangle to create a legend of unique aura that had become part of California's folklore, especially in . . . Map (db m130947) HM
34 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Judge Manley J. Clark House — Built: 1923 — Style Bungalow —
The home of Judge Manley James Clark from 1923 to 1960. Judge Clark was very active in community affairs, was a general practice lawyer, attorney for the town of Livermore, deputy district attorney, a justice of the peace, and Alameda County . . . Map (db m227645) HM
35 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Julius Jacobs House — Built: 1897 — Builder: Almon Weymouth —
Jacobs was proprietor of the Livermore Soda Works (1896-1902)Map (db m195588) HM
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36 California, Alameda County, Livermore — L.E. Wright Home — Built: Circa 1923 — Style: Craftsman Bungalow —
Leslie E. Wright served the community as a deputy constable and motorcycle officer, city engineer, fire chief, building inspector, and member of the Livermore National Guard.Map (db m195941) HM
37 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Laughlin Moy House — Built: Circa 1870 — Style: Modified Pioneer —
. . . Map (db m195590) HM
38 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The Laboratory opened September 2, 1952 at this site, initially as a branch of the University of California Radiation Laboratory. Prior to the Lab's opening, this 630-acre parcel was the site of Livermore Naval Air Station, a World War II pilot . . . Map (db m25251) HM
39 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermore Flagpole
A flagpole has anchored this site since 1905. On July 4, 2005, the citizens of this community dedicated a new flagpole. Sixty feet of the original flagpole stand in nearby Carnegie Park. Both symbolize the strength of our nation and its people. . . . Map (db m157822) HM
40 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermore Rodeo — World's Fastest — Since 1918 —
The Livermore Rodeo exemplifies the City's western heritage. Early rodeos were held at the site of Los Vaqueros Reservoir and at the site of the present-day civic center. The first modern Livermore Rodeo was held in 1918, located north of . . . Map (db m196959) HM
41 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermore Southern Pacific Depot
This railroad station having been located about half a mile west of the old town of Laddsville, on land owned by Wm. M. Mendenhall. Established the location of the town Livermore. The first depot was a freight car that was soon replaced by a . . . Map (db m194530) HM
42 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse
[Upper Marker:] Built 1875, this building was first a hotel then the Livermore Valley Bank. It was the Livermore Town Hall from 1905 to 1957. The jail was in the rear, and to the left the firehouse. It was here a light bulb was lit and . . . Map (db m19982) HM
43 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermore Town Jail — Built 1923
Designed by prominent East Bay Architect, Henry H. Meyers Built by Pauly Jail Building Co. for $900 To prevent prisoner escapes, this concrete building replaced the existing wooden jail (1906-1922). Original Town Hall and Firehouse . . . Map (db m194518) HM
44 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermorium
Livermorium was created by a collaboration of American and Russian scientists which began in 1989 The first atom of Livermorium was made in 2000 Livermorium was approved internationally on May 30, 2012 May 30th is Livermorium Day Several . . . Map (db m200074) HM
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45 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Livermorium Plaza
In 1989, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory collaborated with a team at the Flerov Institute in Dubna, Russia, resulting in the creation of elements 114 and 116. On May 30, 2012, the International Union of Pure and Applied . . . Map (db m239754) HM
46 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Lydiksen Building — Built: 1927 — Style: Commercial Vernacular —
Agathon Lydiksen operated a tire shop in half of this building. The other half was a plumbing supply store. Last automotive services structure downtown in the east end of First Street.Map (db m194782) HM
47 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Masonic Building — Built 1909
Masonic Lodge 218 Free and Accepted MasonsMap (db m200079) HM
48 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Max Baer
Raised in Livermore, California, Baer began his boxing career in 1929 at age 20 in Oakland. He won his first twelve fights by knockouts. In 1933, wearing the Star of David on his trunks, he knocked out Max Schmeling, "the fighting pride of Nazi . . . Map (db m193947) HM
49 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Meyers Home — Built 1894
Built by Oscar Meyers, a prominent local builder, in 1894, this home also became the Presbyterian Manse from 1905 to 1956. Commemorated by City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2007Map (db m199562) HM
50 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Mills Square Flag Pole — Raised September 9, 1905
Made from one log, originally 126 feet in length. 18 inch diameter at base, 5,300 pounds Shortened 14 feet in 1959 City of Livermore Historic Preservation Landmark Site Dedicated July 1998Map (db m17785) HM
51 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Odd Fellows Building — Built 1874
Livermore Lodge No. 219 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Instituted May 23, 1873Map (db m199591) HM
52 California, Alameda County, Livermore — On this Site Stood the Hydropathic Building — Built: 1904 — Demolished: 1965 —
The hydropathic building was one of the facilities located within the Livermore Sanitarium, which existed “for the treatment of neurasthenia, nervous dyspepsia, alcoholism, morphinism, and the functional neuroses.” The building had 12 suites, 20 . . . Map (db m198680) HM
53 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Pico-Bernal House — Oldest Building in Livermore — Built Circa 1836 —
Originally the east station of the Rancho el Valle de San Jose pioneer ranch of August Hagemann family.Map (db m199530) HM
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54 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Raboli Cottage — Built Circa 1884
Cottage purchased by Carlos Raboli in 1901.Map (db m199590) HM
55 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Raboli Winery — Built 1910
Winery built by brothers Carlos and Pasquale Raboli.Map (db m199589) HM
56 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Ravenswood Historic Site Vineyards
1890 Buckley's Vineyard Christopher Augustine Buckley's Winery was built in 1890 and a brandy distillery was added in 1897. The original 100 acre site was one of the larger early vineyards in the Livermore Valley. After its expansion . . . Map (db m233018) HM
57 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 241 — Robert Livermore — First Settler of Livermore Valley
Born in England 1799 – Died Rancho Las Positas 1858. Arrived in Monterey 1822. Married Josefa Higuera y Puentes 1830. Settled on Rancho Las Positas 1835. “Next to the Mission Fathers, he was the first man to engage himself in the culture of . . . Map (db m199846) HM
58 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Roy Bernhardt House — Built 1926 — Contractor: Sam Bothwell —
Roy Bernhardt was a local blacksmith and Mayor of Livermore between 1932 and 1935.Map (db m199382) HM
59 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Saint Paul's Hospital — Built 1927
Doctor Paul E. Dolan, noted local physician, built St. Paul's Hospital in 1927. A state of the art medical facility, it made a significant contribution to the city's medical services. Commemorated by the City of Livermore Historic Preservation . . . Map (db m195460) HM
60 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Sister City Program
“The Sister City Program is an important resource to the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common desire for friendship, goodwill and cooperation for a better world for all” . . . Map (db m19970) HM
61 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Steven Ferrario House — Built: Circa 1909 — Style: Colonial Revival —
The Albertson brothers built this cottage and sold it in 1911 with the neighboring property to Steven Ferrario who operated a local saloon and restaurant and was cousin to local vintner, Enrico Ferrario.Map (db m199563) HM
62 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Stockmen's Monument
This statue depicts a cowboy removing his hat and replacing it with a helmet in defense of our country. This monument symbolizes patriotism and dedication to our country. The ranching, farming and cowboy communities, along with other men and . . . Map (db m195459) HM
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63 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Stockmen's Park
The City of Livermore dedicates this park to the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association, Livermore residents and veterans of this valley who have served our country with dedication and honor in its many wars and conflicts. The city makes this . . . Map (db m195393) WM
64 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Supervisor Edward R. Campbell Foot Bridge
The Edward R. Campbell Bridge is a physical testament to the power of elected officials building bridges that benefit not only their constituents, but all future generations. Alameda County Supervisor Edward R. Campbell, having spent most of his . . . Map (db m204561) HM
65 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Taylor/Twohey House — Built: 1888 — Style: Italianate —
G.V. Taylor, early town marshal, built this Italianate which would become the home of construction/concrete workman, Thomas Twohey, Jr.Map (db m196043) HM
66 California, Alameda County, Livermore — The Brickyard — 1910-1949
The Livermore Fire Brick Works used this site to make bricks from local clay from 1910 until 1949. Some of those bricks have been used in constructing the base for this plaque.Map (db m199556) HM
67 California, Alameda County, Livermore — The Gables — Built Circa 1895
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68 California, Alameda County, Livermore — The Story of Livermorium
Chemical elements are the building blocks of matter. Elements are composed of atoms that are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons. The atoms of each element have a unique number of protons in their nucleus. The periodic table identifies the . . . Map (db m200077) HM
69 California, Alameda County, Livermore — This Cherry Tree is a Gift
This cherry tree is a gift from the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco in commemoration of the Japan-US Cherry Blossom Centennial and 35 years of friendship between Yotsukaido, Japan and Livermore.Map (db m198671) HM
70 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Thomas and Isabelle Scott Home — Built: 1894 — Style: Local Pioneer —
Home to Thomas Scott, Livermore's first attorney and Isabelle Scott, Livermore's first female attorney from 1894 to 1903.Map (db m196148) HM
71 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Timber Wagon
This wagon was built in 1849 by Martin Luther Marsh for M.L. and D. Marsh Lumber Co. in Nevada City. It was used until 1917; abandoned in Meeker Canyon; then trucked to Livermore in 1931 and used in the rodeo parades until 1936. It was displayed . . . Map (db m194541) HM
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72 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Tolliver Airship
Eight miles southwest of this location, in the Spring of 1904, Charles Tolliver built an airship. With an aluminum superstructure covered with 6,000 yards of rongee silk, the craft was to be 250 feet long, 40 feet wide and 44 feet high. Four . . . Map (db m19968) HM
73 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Tom Knox House — Built 1898
Pioneer home of Livermore mayor, postmaster, and Alameda County Supervisor Thomas E. Knox, from 1898 to 1926.Map (db m199561) HM
74 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Trevarno Road — Built 1913
City of Livermore Historic Preservation Heritage District Fuse works, office, and management housing for Coast Manufacturing and Supply Company. From 1913 to 1968 Map (db m198576) HM
75 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Veteran's Memorial Building — Built 1931
Donated to Alameda County by Livermore Post, American Legion City of Livermore Historic Preservation Heritage Site Dedicated July 1996 Operated by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Map (db m17768) HM
76 California, Alameda County, Livermore — W.A. Mitchell House — Built 1908
W.A. Mitchell, co-owner of the California Transfer Company, built this home in 1908 and lived in it a short time. In 1928 it became home of Dr. Harms, retired director of Livermore Sanitarium. Commemorated by City of Livermore Historic . . . Map (db m195144) HM
77 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Waggoner House — Built: 1887 — Style: Folk Victorian —
Jacob Waggoner came to the Livermore Valley in 1874 and built this house for his family in 1887. Jacob Waggoner was an early pioneer of the Livermore Valley.Map (db m195539) HM
78 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 957 — Wente Bros. Winery
Here the first Wente Vineyards of 47 acres was established by C.H. Wente in 1883. In 1935 his sons, Ernest and Herman, introduced California’s first varietal wine label, Sauvignon Blanc. The efforts of the Wente family have helped to establish the . . . Map (db m100563) HM
79 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Wilder House — Built 1888
Built by pioneer merchant Charles C. Wilder, a contractor and homebuilder whose business contributed to the city's economic development.Map (db m198001) HM
80 California, Alameda County, Livermore — William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / De Anza Expedition Campsite
[Side 1:] William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 Pioneer settler, a descendant of Quakers who emigrated from England with William Penn. He crossed the plains on horseback in 1845. Was a member of Fremont’s Battalion in 1846 and . . . Map (db m196958) HM
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81 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Zimmerman-Mourterot House — Built: 1929 — Style: Craftsman Bungalow —
Mary Zimmerman of the Mountain House Zimmermans sold this home in 1953 to her grand-nephew Gerald Mourterot, local ranch hand, teamster driver, mason, Oddfellow, Forrester, City Deputy Poundmaster, and proprietor of Trevarno Auto Camp.Map (db m195586) HM
82 California, Alameda County, Livermore, Brushy Peak Regional Preserve — Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
This land has attracted people's interest for millennia. A network of ancient trade routes once linked indigenous people of these different regions: the Ohlone tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bay Miwoks of the Delta and Mt. Diablo, and the . . . Map (db m231000) HM
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