Lafayette House

Lafayette House (HMGJN)

Location: Lafayette, CA 94549 Contra Costa County
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N 37° 53.513', W 122° 7.138'

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Dedicated April 23, 1998
Lafayette House
Added Station
Diablo Foods
Better Homes Realty - Lafayette
Diamond K. Supply, Ltd.
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Historical Society
Pony Express Trail Association

{reverse side reads:}The station site was located on the southwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road. It was called the "Lafayette House" and was operated by N.P. Lake. He ran an advertisement on April 28, 1860 that stated "There are good stables attached to the premises..."

The road the Pony Express followed went along today's Mt. Diablo Boulevard and the freeway through Orinda and then up Fish Ranch Road. The Pony Express then followed the streets of Claremont, Telegraph and Broadway to the wharf in Oakland where the Ferry "Oakland" would be taken to San Francisco.
? 1998 Joe Nardone

On the front and back of the base of the marker are listed the following sponsors:Thomas J. Titmus & Janice Crossetti-Titmus; Marechal & Doris Duncan; Anne & Marshall Grodin; Whiteapple & Company; Bill & Joanne Somerton; Lamorinda Press & Copy Center; Ruth Dyer; Enlightened; The Wakeman Family; Lamorinda Floor Fashions; Alvin & Josephine Powell; Gold N' Goody's; Nancy J. Flood; The Charles Rambo Family; Oliver & Virginia Hamlin; F. Keith Blakeney; Jack & Nancy Holtzapple; Philip & Catherine Sinnott; Barbara Franke Boyle; John R. Kestell; George & June Wasson; Lafayette Motors; The Jack Franck Family; Toot Sweets Bakery; Don C. Good; Lafayette Pet Store; Nor Ski and Sports
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed1998
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 577466 N 4194185
Decimal Degrees37.89188333, -122.11896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.513', W 122° 7.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 30.78" N, 122° 7' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)925, 510, 707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3525 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA 94549, US
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