DeBorba's Historical

DeBorba's Historical (HM1XQI)

Location: Novato, CA 94945 Marin County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 6.42', W 122° 34.044'

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819 Grant Avenue

Antone (Tony) V. DeBorba opened Deborba's Inn on Grant Avenue in 1906. When Prohibition forced him out of business, he leased a building at Grant and Highway 101 (now Redwood Blvd.) and opened "DeBorba's Stage Station," a favorite respite for motorists which included an ice cream parlor. Since he couldn't use his Grant Avenue building as a saloon, Tony turned it into a billiard parlor. Once Prohibition was repealed in 1933, he was right back "doing business at the old stand."
This building was constructed in 1900 by Antone DeBorba, Sr., and it housed a barber shop. A 1913 map shows the building had an addition on its east side. The barber shop was moved to the new addition, leaving the billiards and saloon in the main building. The business continues to be owned by the DeBorba family as is one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in operation in Novato.
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HM NumberHM1XQI
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Placed ByNovato Historic Guild
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 537925 N 4217775
Decimal Degrees38.10700000, -122.56740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 6.42', W 122° 34.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 6' 25.2" N, 122° 34' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 819-823 Grant Ave, Novato CA 94945, US
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