Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Contra Costa County

An Oak Tree on Mount Diablo

An Oak Tree on Mount Diablo
22 January 2008
Old Borges Ranch

Old Borges Ranch
8 September 2012

The Spanish name Contra Costa derives from the Mexican tradition of calling this territory the coast opposite San Francisco. On February 18, 1850, when Contra Costa County was designated as one of the twenty-seven original California counties, it included all of the land in today's Alameda County. Alameda County was carved out of Contra Costa County in 1853 ending up with most of the coast opposite San Francisco including Oakland and Berkeley.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Alvarado AdobeSan Pablo Avenue and Church LaneSan Pablo1842California512San PabloAlvarado Adobe
Alvarado ParkMcBryde and Park AvenuesRichmondNational1992000313McBryde and Park AvenuesAlvarado Park
Atchison Village Defense Housing ProjectBounded by MacDonald Avenue, Ohio Street, First Street, and Garrard BoulevardRichmondNational2003000473MacDonaldAtchison Village Defense Housing Project
Bank of Pinole2361 San Pablo AvenuePinole1915National1996001175San Pablo 02361Bank of Pinole
Borland House1005 Escobar RoadMartinezNational2015000120Escobar 1005Borland House
Buehler House 6 Great Oaks Circle Orinda National2006001118Great Oaks CircleBuehler House
Cannery Lady800 West Front StreetAntiochPOIFront W 0800Cannery Lady
Castro Home9800 San Pablo AvenueEl CerritoCalifornia356San Pablo 09800Castro Home
Chung Mei Home Historic District1700 Elm StreetEl Cerrito1935National2013000792Elm 1700Chung Mei Home Historic District
Contra Costa County Court House725 Court StreetMartinezNational1991001385Court 0725Contra Costa County Court House
Contra Costa County Finance Building625 Court StreetMartinezNational1989002113Court 0625Contra Costa County Finance Building
Danville Hotel411 Hartz AvenueDanville1891POIHartz 0411Danville Hotel
Danville Southern Pacific Railroad DepotRailroad and Prospect AvenuesDanville1891National1994000860Railroad 0355Danville Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
De Martini Winery5919 Clayton RoadClayton1885National1984000767Clayton 5919De Martini Winery
Dollar House1015 Stanley Dollar DriveWalnut CreekNational2013000472StanleyDollar House
East Brother Light StationEast Brother IslandRichmond1874California951East Brother IslandEast Brother Light Station
East Brother Light StationEast Brother IslandRichmond1874National1971000138East Brother IslandEast Brother Light Station
Fages Trail856 Danville BoulevardDanville1772California853Danville 0856Fages Trail
Fernandez House100 Tennent AvenuePinole1894National1973000399Tennent 0100Fernandez House
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant1414-1422 South Harbour WayRichmondNational1988000919Harbour Way 1414Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Forest Home Farms19953 San Ramon Valley BoulevardSan RamonNational2002000677San Ramon Valley 19953Forest Home Farms
Galindo House1721 Amador AvenueConcord1856National1988000553Amador 1721Galindo House
Giant Powder Company SiteGiant HighwayPoint Pinole Regional Park1892California1002GiantGiant Powder Company Site
Hendrick House218 Center AvenuePachecoNational1983001176Center 0218Hendrick House
Hercules VillageKings Avenue, Railroad Avenue, Santa Fe Avenue, Hercules Avenue, Talley Way, Bay Street, Pinole StreetHerculesNational1980000799Kings AvenueHercules Village
Hershell-Spillman Merry-Go-RoundCentral Park DriveTilden Regional ParkNational1976000480Central ParkHershell-Spillman Merry-Go-Round
Marsh HouseMarsh Creek Road North of Marsh Creek ReservoirBrentwoodNational1971000136Marsh CreekMarsh House
Marsh Murder Site4575 Pacheco BoulevardMartinez1856California722Pacheco 4575Marsh Murder Site
Martínez Adobe4202 Alhambra AvenueMartinez1849California511Alhambra 4202Martínez Adobe
Martinez City Library 740 Court Street Martinez National2007001467Court 0740Martinez City Library
Martinez Downtown Post Office815 Court StreetMartinezNational2012000265Court 0815Martinez Downtown Post Office
Memorial HallPomona Street at AlexanderCrockettNational2014000013PomonaMemorial Hall
Merrill House 407 Camino Sobrante Orinda National2005000251Camino SobranteMerrill House
Moraga Adobe24 Adobe LaneOrinda1841California509Adobe 0024Moraga Adobe
Moraga Adobe24 Adobe LaneOrinda1841National1972000223Adobe 0024Moraga Adobe
Mount DiabloMount Diablo State ParkMount Diablo1772California905Mount DiabloMount Diablo
Mount Diablo Coal FieldSomersville RoadBlack Diamond Mines Regional Park1860California932SomersvilleMount Diablo Coal Field
Mount Diablo Coal Field (Black Diamond Mines)Somersville RoadBlack Diamond Mines Regional Park1860National1991001425SomersvilleMount Diablo Coal Field (Black Diamond Mines)
Muir National Historic Site4202 Alhambra AvenueMartinezCalifornia312Alhambra 4202Muir National Historic Site
Muir National Historic Site4202 Alhambra AvenueMartinezNational1966000083Alhambra 4202Muir National Historic Site
New Hotel Carquinez410 Harbor WayRichmondNational1992000466Harbor 0410New Hotel Carquinez
Old Borges Ranch1035 Castle Rock RoadWalnut CreekNational1981000147Castle Rock 1035Old Borges Ranch
Old Homestead993 Loring AvenueCrockett1867California731Loring 0993Old Homestead
Orinda Theatre10-20 Moraga WayOrinda1941National1982004979Moraga 0010Orinda Theatre
Pacheco (Don Fernando) AdobeGrant Street and Solano WayConcord1843California455Grant 0000Pacheco (Don Fernando) Adobe
Pacheco (Don Fernando) Adobe3119 Grant StreetConcord1843National1980000798Grant 3119Pacheco (Don Fernando) Adobe
Pacheco (Don Salvio) Adobe1870 Adobe StreetConcord1835California515Adobe 1870Pacheco (Don Salvio) Adobe
Point Richmond Historic DistrictState Highway 17RichmondNational1979000472State Highway 17Point Richmond Historic District
Port Costa SchoolPlaza El HambrePort CostaNational1988000563Plaza El HambrePort Costa School
Prehistoric Native American SiteMarsh Creek SHPNational2012000808Prehistoric Native American Site
Red Oak Victory Ship1337 Canal BoulevardRichmondNational2000001674Canal 1337Red Oak Victory Ship
Richmond Shipyard Number ThreePoint PotreroRichmond1942National2000000364Point PotreroRichmond Shipyard Number Three
Richmond Shipyards District 1040 Canal BoulevardRichmond1941California1032Canal 1040Richmond Shipyards District
Riverview Union High School Building1500 West 4th StreetAntiochNational19980012430 Street 04 1500Riverview Union High School Building
Rodgers Farm315 Cortsen RoadPleasant Hill1868National1991000305Cortsen 0315Rodgers Farm
Rosie the Riveter ParkRichmond ShipyardsRichmondNational2001000287Richmond ShipyardsRosie the Riveter Park
Roswell Butler Hard House815 West First StreetAntiochNational19930010200 Street 01 0815Roswell Butler Hard House
Shadelands Ranch House2660 Ygnacio Valley RoadWalnut Creek1903National1985001915Ygnacio Valley 2660Shadelands Ranch House
Shannon-Williamson RanchWilliamson Ranch DriveAntiochNational1987000003Williamson Ranch Shannon-Williamson Ranch
Tao House205 Railroad Avenue (Museum of San Ramon Valley)DanvilleNational1971000137Railroad 0205Tao House
Tassajara One Room School1650 Finley RoadDanvilleNational2014000135Finley 1650Tassajara One Room School
Tucker House110 Escobar StreetMartinezNational1999001563Escobar 0110Tucker House
WinehavenWestern DriveRichmondNational1978000658WesternWinehaven
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