Monday, March 21, 2016

The History of Caledonia Street in 3 Parts: April 1 & 2

Outside the Marinship Hiring Hall on Caledonia Street
(now the site of Driver's Market)
photo courtesy of Sausalito Historical Society

Sausalito People – The History of Caledonia Street: Golfers, Gangsters and Garages


Friday April 1

7:00 p.m. Evening Lecture inside the Sausalito Library, followed by a Reception upstairs at the Sausalito Historical Society (SHS)

– free admission – 

Saturday April 2

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Walking Tour along the entire length of Caledonia Street

Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt IV
with the Sausalito Fire Department on Caledonia Street in the 50s.
photo from Sausalito Historical Society

Join Sausalito resident and SHS member Mike Moyle for a historical tour down Caledonia Street. Using historical photos, Mike will highlight some of the major changes to the street and its buildings over the years, as well as some of the characters who have lived and worked there. Remember the Eight Ball Bowling Alley, the NWP Freight Depot, Budworth's Store, Jewett's Blacksmith Shop and Gatsby's? Those are just a few of the establishments that dotted the street over the years. 

Moyle will give an illustrated talk on the history of Caledonia St. 7:00 PM Friday evening, April 1, at the Sausalito Library. Following his talk, there will be a complimentary reception in the Society’s Exhibition Room, kicking off a new show covering the history of Caledonia Street and some “Then and Now" comparisons. This display was curated by Mike Moyle plus Commodore resident and SHS Director Bill Kirsch, and features the history of some of the street's oldest buildings.

The following day, between 11:00AM and 1:00PM, members of the SHS will be stationed along the entire length of Caledonia Street and available to answer questions about Caledonia Street history. Printed walking guides will be available in the SHS exhibit room (with parking at City Hall) and from docents on Caledonia Street identified by distinctive sashes. The new Caledonia Street exhibit will also be open during that period. 

Everyone is encouraged to walk the street, stop in at the stores and restaurants, visit the Society, and learn more about the history of this important part of Sausalito.