McConaghy Estate
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward  
Stan Elam
Additional Info: McConaghy Family

THE MCCONAGHY ESTATE
BUILT IN 1886 FOR NEAL AND SARAH MCCONAGHY, THIS 12 ROOM
VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE REPRESENTS THE BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE OF A BYGONE ERA. MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY RESIDED HERE UNTIL 1972.
IN RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY INTEREST, HAYWARD AREA RECREATION DISTRICT PURCHASED THE ESTATE. HAYWARD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION.
IN 1976 AS PART OF THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, THE HOME,
COMPLETEWITH CARRIAGE HOUSE, OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AS A MUSEUM.

DEDICATED APRIL 5, 1986
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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
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I.D.E.S. Hall
1105 C Street, Hayward
Frank Vranek
Additional Info: Portuguese in U.S.

I. D. E. S. COUNCIL HAYWARD #14
IRMANDADE DO DIVINO ESPRITO SANTO
BROTHERHOOD OF THE DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT

A PORTUGESE-AMERICAN FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETY RECEIVING MEMBERS OF ALL NATIONALITIES ESTABLISHED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN 1889 TO ASSIST WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. THIS LOCAL CHAPTER, COUNCIL #14, WAS ORGANIZED ON APRIL 23, 1898, BY ITS FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT, J. D. OLIVEIRA, A NATIVE OF PICO,
AZORES, A HAYWARD RESIDENT AND PROPRIETOR OF THE FARMERS
SALOON ON B STREET FROM THE 1890S UNTIL PROHIBITION. J. D. OLIVEIRA DONATED THIS PROPERTY TO I. D. E. S. FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE OF A TEN DOLLAR GOLD PIECE. DECENDANTS OF J. D. OLIVEIRA REMAIN ACTIVE IN
THE COMMUNITY AND THIS COUNCIL TODAY.

MAINTAINING ANOTHER PURPOSE FOR ITS FOUNDING,
THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SPONSORED
ANNUALLY AT THIS LOCALITY.

DEDICATED APRIL 7, 2007
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San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
113 College, San Lorenzo
Jerry Branca
Additional Info: Cemetery History

SAN LORENZO PIONEER CEMETERY

THIS CEMETERY, A PART OF THE JOSE JOAQUIN ESTUDILLO LAND GRANT, BECAME THE PROPERTY OF TWO PIONEER SAN LORENZO FARMERS, JOHN LEWELLING AND WILLIAM MEEK IN 1863. THE FIRST BURIAL OF RECORD
WAS APRIL 10, 1853. BETWEEN 1854 AND 1863 THE NUMBER OF BURIALS INCREASED AND IT BECAME MORE DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY THE GRAVE
SITES. IT WAS EVIDENT AN ORGANIZATION WAS NECESSARY TO SUPERVISE AND MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY. IN FEBRUARY 27, 1864 THE SAN LORENZO CEMETERY ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY, LAY OUT PLOTS, BUILD FENCES AND PROPERLY MAINTAIN THE GROUNDS. DEDICATED ON MARCH 24, 1964 AS A MEMORIAL PARK BY THE ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

Dedicated on December 20, 2008 by the San Lorenzo Heritage Society,
the Hayward Area Historical Society and
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 of E Clampus Vitus