Close Family Property

Close Family Property (HM1RIE)

Location: Danville, CA 94526 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 49.363', W 121° 60'

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Historical 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 it was opened as Close's General Store by Clarence W. Close (1879-1933). The first library was established here in 1913 by Lillian (Ramage) Close (1858-1935). The building also housed the first telephone exchange, the Odd Fellows Lodge and was the temporary location of the Alamo Masonic Lodge and San Ramon Valley High School.
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HM NumberHM1RIE
Year Placed1977
Placed BySan Ramon Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 588009 N 4186616
Decimal Degrees37.82271667, -122.00000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.363', W 121° 60'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 21.78" N, 121° 60' 0" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)925, 510
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Diablo Rd, Danville CA 94526, US
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