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Hercules Village - Hercules, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 00.995 W 122° 17.377
10S E 562355 N 4207892
Quick Description: The Hercules Village District in Hercules, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2013 3:41:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMHMFR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The Hercules, California plant village being nominated is comprised of thirty-six buildings remaining from the original plant village in the geographical area included in this nomination. This represents the majority of the total buildings in this area that was the company town operated by the explosive manufacturing companies in Hercules in the 1890 l s-1940's. Originally, the village had a population of several hundred, but now the majority of the residential buildings are vacant, subjected to vandalism and abuse both unauthorized and authorized, and are scheduled for possible demolition. The remaining plant village buildings represent the cohesiveness of the original village fabric, with the company buildings on the hill being all intact and used; the social and utilitarian buildings being intact, vacant, and available for re-use; superintendent's hill having sufficient remnants of the area to note its former presence; and the remaining residential buildings." (visit link)
Street address:
Kings, Railroad, Santa Fe and Hercules Aves., Talley Way, Bay and Pinole Sts.
Hercules, CA USA


County / Borough / Parish: Contra Costa

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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