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Featured now:
• Downtown

Featured next week:
• Old Homes in Central Larkspur

Features to come:
• Baltimore Canyon
• Baltimore Park
• South Magnolia
• Palm Hill
• Heather Gardens & Meadowood
• Piper Park, Boardwalk #1 &   Creekside
• North Magnolia
• Hillview & King Mountain
• Murray Park
• Greenbrae & Bon Air
• San Quentin Peninsula


• Preserving Larkspur’s Past
• Typical Homes of Larkspur
• Paper Streets, Stairs & Pathways
• Gustave Nagel - Larkspur's
• Larkspur Woman's Improvement   Club
• Timeline: A Summary of Larkspur’s   History
• Credits
• Contributors
• Addresses & Places of Note

Photo Samples

Magnolia Avenue in 1911Magnolia Ave, looking north, 1911
Magnolia Avenue in 1936Magnolia Ave, looking north, 1936
Magnolia Avenue in 1954Magnolia Ave, looking north, 1954


Pop Quiz!

Do you know where this building is and what it is today? Buy the book and find out!

Golden Gate Cleaners, 1953Golden Gate Cleaners, 1955
Katherine Eubanks Floris, 1983Katherine Eubanks Florist, 1983


INSIDE Larkspur Past and Present

Chapter 1: DOWNTOWN
EXCERPT: “Many of Larkspur’s downtown buildings date to the 1890s, a period of rapid development that was undertaken by a handful of immigrant families. Those original buildings were erected within sight of the little railroad depot on the rural county road that became Magnolia Avenue.”

Downtown spread, pp1-2

Inside Chapter 1: DOWNTOWN
Downtown spread, pp21-22

Downtown spread, pp34-35

Downtown spread, pp42-43