Historic Daniel & Meta Best Home

Historic Daniel & Meta Best Home (HMHIJ)

Location: San Leandro, CA 94577 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.431', W 122° 9.509'

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This home was built in the late 1870's by Joseph Demont, a San Leandro pioneer who was active in industry and politics. Daniel Best bought the property in 1886. Best established Daniel Best Agricultural Works, which later became Caterpillar Tractor. The active inventor and entrepreneur obtained 41 patents in his lifetime, including a combined steam traction harvester and thresher. He also built the Best Building and a movie theater on East 14th Street.

Daniel and Meta Best raised six children in this home, and their daughter, Viola, and her husband, Frank Webster, bought the home and raised their five children here as well. The home is a two-story Italianate Victorian with 15 rooms and a cellar. The property also included a large, old fashioned garden, a Victorian carriage house, and a workshop. The wrought-iron fence surrounding the garden was installed in 1894.
Placed ByCity of San Leandro
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 574159 N 4175509
Decimal Degrees37.72385000, -122.15848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.431', W 122° 9.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 25.86" N, 122° 9' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925, 858, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 Clarke St, San Leandro CA 94577, US
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