To walk through downtown Pleasanton is to take a walk back in time, past historic old buildings, many once connected by secret tunnels under Main Street. Each building has its own story to tell. Some tell stories about Mary Pickford, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Abbot & Costello, Presidents and the famous racehorse Seabiscuit. Others tell of lawless bandits like "Three Fingers" Jack Garcia, bank robbers that got away, a speakeasy shut down by Earl Warren, a brothel or two, and a Prohibition-era racketeer named Paul "Bouquet" Cohn.
A few may even have ghosts from their pasts. These wonderful buildings display a variety of historic architectural styles from Victorian, Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Mission Revival and Colonial Revival to Craftsman, Art Deco and Moderne. You can explore all of the history and architecture that Downtown Pleasanton offers at your own pace with the downloadable, self-guided, Historic Walking Tour Brochure. Enjoy!
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Historic Photo Gallery
Historical photographs have been provided through the courtesy of the Livermore-Amador Valley Historical Society and the Museum on Main St., 603 Main St. in Pleasanton