The Meek Mansion
17155 Boston Rd., Hayward
Larry Mathewson
Additional Info: Meek Estate

THE MEEK MANSION
BUILT IN 1869 BY WILLIAM MEEK, A PIONEER OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE,
THE MANSION IS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE AFFLUENT AGRICULTURAL
SOCIETY OF THE VICTORIAN ERA IN CALIFORNIA.
THE ESTATE IS ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER RANCHO SAN LORENZO.
THIS AREA BECAME KNOW AS “CHERRYLAND” BECAUSE OF THE MANY
CHERRY TREES  PLANTED BY MEEK.
IN 1964, THE HAYWARD AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT PURCHASED
AND BEGAN RENOVATION OF THE MANSION. IN 1972, THE MANSION BECAME A
STATE LANDMARK AND IN 1973, IT WAS PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY
OF HISTORICAL PLACES. IN 1991, THE HAYWARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY BECAME
RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATION OF THE MANSION.

DEDICATED NOVEMBER 19, 1994
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS