Concord, California was first occupied by the Chupcan Indian Tribe, who would hunt the bear, elk, deer, coyote, and salmon that once roamed the Diablo Valley. During the 1830’s Don Salvio Pacheco received the Monte Del Diablo Land Grant and his uncle Don Miguel Pacheco received the adjacent Arroyo De Las Nueses Y Bolbones, Land Grant. These grants included all of Ygnacio Valley. Not too long after these grants were established, Pacheco and Clayton were founded, as well as soft coal mines in the Northeast Diablo Foothills.
Concord California Building History
During the 1870’s quite a lot was going on, the Real Estate in Concord California was starting to grow! First businesses were starting to be built along Salvio Street and Town Square. The very first public American school was built on Grant Street but was later demolished in 1892. The first Church, Queen of All Saints, opened near Salvio Street & E. Streets but in 1953 moved locations. The Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Avenue., Concord, CA 94520, was built in 1856 for Don Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela (Pacheco) Galindo. The Galindo home was one of the very few Victorian ranch style homes in the county. This home originally had 6 rooms, but in 1880 when Don Francisco and Maria’s Son was engaged to be married, they had the home expanded to have 10 rooms. The last descendant of the founding Galindo family, Ms. Ruth Galindo passed away in December of 1999 and the home became the property of the City of Concord, California. In 2010 the Ownership of the home was then transferred to the Concord Historical Society. Currently, this home is available for tours on Sundays from 1PM-4PM, by appointment, with a $5.00 admission for adults.
Concord CA Geography
The City of Concord California has a total area of 30.5 Square Miles and is located about 30 miles East of San Francisco. The main focal point of downtown Concord is Todos Santos Plaza and is known for its Farmers Market, Summer concerts, and endless options of restaurants. This downtown area has been recently redeveloped, including the build of many new Condominiums, Townhomes, and apartments, located near public transportation. The North area of Concord is mainly an older residential area, made up of homes as late as World War II. Concord is bordered by Pacheco, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Clyde, and Martinez.