Magnolia Avenue

Where
Downtown Historic Larkspur, Larkspur , CA
Call
+1 415.927.5110
Web
Magnolia Avenue Website
Tags
Parks & Open Spaces

About

PEOPLE PAY TO WALK DOWN MAIN STREET AT DISNEYLAND.  YOU CAN WALK DOWN LARKSPUR'S HISTORIC MAGNOLIA AVENUE FOR FREE!!

The false-front store facades, the Mission Revival style church and City Hall, the early Queen Anne Victorians and the Blue Rock Inn, all evoke the flavor of the City's past. Larkspur's downtown has been designated a State and City Historic District and is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it is "typical of a small California town at the turn of the century."

The buildings along the street between the Lark Theater and the Lark Creek Inn are unique because they are examples of historic commercial architecture of the 1890's, early 1900s, 1920s, and 1930s.

Magnolia Avenue: The original highway through southern Marin was mapped out in 1909, and Magnolia Avenue served as the major access road for much of Marin. Today, Magnolia Avenue looks much as it did when it was the main county road. However, the ordinance making it "unlawful to ride, drive or lead any horses, cows, mules or large animals on sidewalks" is no longer on the books.

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