The Willow Creek Inn

The Willow Creek Inn (HM1QYS)

Location: Petaluma, CA 94952 Sonoma County
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N 38° 15.654', E 122° 39.739'

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(AKA Willowbrook Ale House)

In 1907, Mr. Herman C. Bartelt purchased what was then known as the Willow Brook Hotel from Mrs. Ellen Hayne, widder of William Harvey Hayne, who had purchased the the property sometime prior to 1900. It was located at Corona Corners until the city saw fit to move Corona Road. Hayne listed his profession in the census of 1900 as saloon keeper. Sometime around 1920, the inn was purchased by G. F. Lieder who ran it as a general store, petrol station and motor inn through 1934.

Over the years, it has been operated as a stagecoach stop, a saloon, an inn, a motor inn, a general store/petrol station, and (up to the early 1960's) a hotel with hourly room rentals, and presently under its current ownership The Willow Brook Ale House.

It was an important stop on the "Indian Redwood Marathon" held in 1927 and 1928 that was run from the steps of City Hall in San Francisco to Grant's Pass, Oregon along the Redwood Highway.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2015
Placed BySam Brannan Chapter 1004 and Yerba Buena Lodge #1 of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 529542 N 4234816
Decimal Degrees38.26090000, -122.66231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.654', E 122° 39.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 39.24" N, 122° 39' 44.34" E
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Area Code(s)707, 415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3600 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma CA 94952, US
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