Event celebrates restoration of Danville Hotel and McCauley House
Danville residents are invited to participate in a dedication ceremony to celebrate the restoration of two of the community’s landmarks: the Danville Hotel building and the McCauley House. Both buildings are Town-designated Heritage Resources and were renovated as part of the Danville Hotel Town Center, a project by private firm Castle Companies. The ceremony will take place in front of the buildings at 411 Hartz Avenue on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be officiated by Danville Mayor Karen Stepper.
The Danville Hotel building was built by the McCauley family, opening its doors in 1892. Immigrants from Ireland in 1868, the McCauleys were one of the first families to own lots in Downtown Danville. The Danville Hotel catered to railroad passengers and personnel and was located on Railroad Avenue, facing the train station to the west toward the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.
In 1893, the family built their one-and-a-half story home on Hartz Avenue. In 1927, when it became evident that Hartz Avenue would be the main street, the Danville Hotel was moved next to the existing McCauley House on Hartz Avenue where it stands today.
In 2011, the Town approved the Danville Hotel Town Center project, which preserved the historic McCauley House and the Danville Hotel and redeveloped the non-historic structures. The Town of Danville and Castle Companies encourages the public to attend the dedication of these historic resources.
For more information on the Heritage Resource dedication, contact Principal Planner David Crompton at (925) 314-3349 or [email protected]