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Then & Now

Then & Now

Walnut Creek has changed a lot since its founding. Just take a look…

Aerial View of Walnut Creek – 1946
Aerial View of Walnut Creek – 1946
Aerial Now (2003)
Aerial View of Walnut Creek – 2014

Walnut Creek Meat Market (Main St. at Bonanza) – 1910
Walnut Creek Meat Market (Main St. at Bonanza) – 1910
Sasa Restaurant – Today
Restaurant – Today

Walnut Creek (Carnegie) Library (Main and East [Giammona] Streets)
Walnut Creek (Carnegie) Library
(Main and East [Giammona] Streets) — 1916
Walnut Creek Library – Today
Walnut Creek Library – Today

Central Fire Protection District Station (Bonanza Street) – 1926
Central Fire Protection District Station (Bonanza Street) – 1926
Havana Restaurant – Today
Restaurant – Today

Valley Mercantile (Main and Cypress Street) – 1927
Valley Mercantile (Main and Cypress Street) – 1927
Specialty Retail Store – Today
Specialty Retail Store – Today

Main Street at Bonanza (looking south) – early 1930s
Main Street at Bonanza (looking south) – early 1930s
Main Street at Bonanza – Today
Main Street at Bonanza – Today

El Rey Theatre (Main Street near Civic Drive) – 1937
El Rey Theatre (Main Street near Civic Drive) – 1937
Walnut Creek Civic Plaza – Today
Walnut Creek Civic Plaza – Today

Broadway Plaza – 1951
Broadway Shopping Center – 1951
Broadway Plaza – 2008
Broadway Plaza – 2008

John Muir Memorial Hospital – 1960s under construction
John Muir Memorial Hospital – 1960s under construction
John Muir Medical Center – Today
John Muir Medical Center – Today

Heather Farm before the Park – 1960s
Heather Farm before the Park – 1960s
Heather Farm Park – 2002
Heather Farm Park – 2002

Ygnacio Valley Road (looking east) – 1962
Ygnacio Valley Road (looking east) – 1962
Ygnacio Valley Road – Today
Ygnacio Valley Road – Today

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (old EBMUD pump house) – 1965
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (old EBMUD pump house) – 1965
Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Today
Lindsay Wildlife Experience – Today

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery and Theater ("Nuthouse") – 1970
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Theatre and 
Gallery (“Nuthouse”) – 1970
Lesher Center for the Arts – Today
Lesher Center for the Arts – Today