Larkspur Downtown Historic District

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Larkspur Downtown Historic District
Larkspur City Hall 400 Magnolia Ave Larkspur CA 3-21-2010 1-56-19 PM.JPG
Larkspur City Hall
Larkspur Downtown Historic District is located in California
Larkspur Downtown Historic District
Larkspur Downtown Historic District is located in the US
Larkspur Downtown Historic District
Location 234-552½ Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, Marin County, California
Coordinates 37°56′5″N 122°32′2″W / 37.93472°N 122.53389°W / 37.93472; -122.53389Coordinates: 37°56′5″N 122°32′2″W / 37.93472°N 122.53389°W / 37.93472; -122.53389
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference # 82000972[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1982

Larkspur Downtown Historic District, known also as Old Downtown Larkspur, is a historic district along Magnolia Avenue in downtown Larkspur, Marin County, California.

The district covers the "Old Downtown" area, along Magnolia Avenue from the Lark Creek Inn at 234 Magnolia Ave to the platform on the former railway, now a bicycle path. The avenue has been the commercial center of activity in Larkspur since the town was founded. In 1980, the Larkspur City Council designated it to be a local Historic District and rezoned it as an overlay H Zone.[2]

The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] It was asserted that the district is significant because it still has the ambiance of a small California town in the 1900 - 1930 era.[2]

Lark Theater
464 Magnolia and, on the right, the Silver Peso/Bob's Tavern
Elsewhere on Magnolia Ave.
Contributing properties include
  • the Larkspur City Hall (map code #9)
  • the Lark Theater (map code #39)
  • Blue Rock Hotel
  • a bank (map code #30)
  • the Silver Peso/Bob's Tavern (map code #15),
  • the barber shop (map code #25)
  • railroad station (map code #40)
  • railroad buildings (map code #4l, 3-6)
  • concrete railroad platform (map code #42)

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Lelia Lanctot; Tony Cerkel; Nancy Curley; Helen Heitkamp; LaVerne Ball (October 29, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Larkspur Downtown Historic District / Old Downtown Larkspur". National Park Service. Retrieved October 18, 2016.  with 65 photos from 1980