Livermore History Photos
This section provides over 200 Historical
Photos of Livermore, mostly from the Livermore Heritage Guild collection.
These includes aerial photos from over the years, buildings, businesses and events.
Many of the places are long gone, but some of them are still around. Present day photos are also provided for many of the existing buildings.
The pages below are divided into categories, with some having
several pages. Each page has from 1 to 6 photos.
Some of the descriptions with the photos are preliminary and will be updated as information becomes available.
See Also our Photo Gallery of Sites and Events including
Livermore Sites - Pleasanton Sites - Local Events - Nile Canyon Railway - from the ACE Train
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Livermore Heritage Guild
The following is a list of photo categories available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Museum
The photo pages listed above are from this collection
|Adobe Buildings||Crohare Bakery||Livermore First St 3 Flagpole||Saloons|
|Agriculture||Crosby Ranch (Mulfontes)||Livermore First St 4 East First||Sandia|
|Air Photos||Dania||Livermore Government||Savage, Dr. S.L.|
|Altamont||Deaken, Edward||Livermore Heritage Guild||Schenone Building|
|Anspacher Bros||Del Valle Res||Livermore Hotels||Schenone Family|
|Armstrong||Drug Store, First St.||Livermore Houses 1||Schneider, Johnny|
|Arroyo Del Valle||Duarte Family||Livermore Houses 2||Schools - Elementary 1|
|Arroyo Sanitarium||Dublin||Livermore, L Street||Schools - Elementary 2|
|Art & Artists||Dutcher||Livermore Lions Club||Schools - Elem - Rural|
|Associations & Clubs||Fairs||Livermore Mills Sq.||Schools - Elem - Sonoma Ave|
|Aylward||Farmers Exchange||Livermore National Guard||Schools - Elem - Summit [S.A. Altamont]|
|Baer, Max et al||Festivals, Celebrations||Livermore Naval Air Station||Schools - Elem - Townsend|
|Bagley, Dan||Field Artillery||Livermore Parades||Schools - Nursery / Preschools|
|Bailey, Hiram||Foscalina Family||Livermore Piano||Schools - High School 1|
|Banks and Banking||Fossils||Livermore Quilt||Schools - High School 2|
|Barn, the||Gardella Family||Livermore, Robert Family||Scouts|
|Barns||Gilroy File||Livermore Sanitarium 1||Semi-Tropical Livermore|
|Beauty Contests||Gordan, Nielsen House||Livermore Sanitarium 2||Senior Citizens|
|Beck||Gravel Industry||Livermore Sister Cities||Shopping Centers|
|Bernal||Grocery Stores||Livermore Soda Works||Smith, Henry Clay|
|Blacksmiths||Hagemann, H.L.||Livermore Streets / Roads, etc.||Social Service|
|Bordes Family||Hammond, Dr. Wm., Jr.||Livermore Valley||Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Bothwell Family||Harrisville||London, Jack||Sports|
|Brickyard||Henry Family||Luders, Maas||Springtown|
|Bridges||Hetch Hetchy Project||Mally's Hotel||Stables|
|Brushy Peak||Highway Garage||Masonic Building||Stagecoach|
|Buckley Camp||Holidays||May School||Steam Heat Hotel (Joesville)|
|Buckley Estate 1||Holm / Teeter Family ?||McGlinchey, John||Streets, Roads, etc|
|Buckley Estate 2||Horse Shows||McLeod Bldg||Sweeney's Opera House|
|Buckley Portraits||Hospitals||Mendenhall, Martin||Telephone|
|Buckley Residence (Ravenswood)||Horton, Israel||Mendenhall, William||Tesla|
|Budworth||Hunters & Hunting||Mendenhall Springs||Theatres|
|Car Research & Development Co.||Indians||Mining||Time Capsules|
|Calif Transfer||Independence Hall||Mission San Jose||Totem Pole|
|Callaghan||IOOF Building||Murphy, Daniel J. Su…||Town Halls|
|Camp Bessie||Jackson Family||Murrieta, Joaquin||Transportation|
|Camp Frost||Kaiser Companies||Music & Musicals||US Armed Forces|
|Camp Parks & Shoemaker||Knox, Tom||Newspaper File||US Bicentennial|
|Carnegie Building||Laddsville||Newton, Janet||US Veterans Hospital|
|Carreta File||LARPD||Nuclear Research||Valley Rds, Streets|
|Cask & Mask||LLNL 1||Oil & Gall Wells & Drilling||Veterans Park|
|Cemeteries||LLNL 2||Olivina||Victor & Harris|
|Chamber of Commerce||Lear-Kimler Building||Pentecostal Bible Collage||Warehouses|
|Chequestor||Library||People 1||Water Supply|
|Churches, Baptist||Livermore - Airport (Skyranch)||People 2||Washington Hotel|
|Churches, Christian & Missionary||Livermore Ark Club||Pine Camp||Weather|
|Churches, Episopal||Livermore Art Association||Pleasanton||Wells & Well Drilling equipment|
|Churches, Methodist||Livermore Bands||Police & Sheriff Depts||Wente Bros Winery|
|Churches, Presbyterian||Livermore Buildings||Post Cards||Western Pacific Railroad|
|Churches, Roman Catholic||Livermore Businesses 1||Post Office||Wetmore|
|Civil Defense||Livermore Businesses 2||Railroads||Windmills|
|Coast Mfgr, & Supply Co.||Livermore Cannon||Recreation||Wineries in General|
|Collier Family||Livermore Centennial||Robertson Family||WW II|
|Company I||Livermore City Council||Robertson Park||Young Family|
|Concannon||Livermore Collegiate Inst.||Rock House||Zone 7|
|Cockerton Family||Livermore Fire Dept.||Rodeo|
|Connally, Gallagher, Kelly||Livermore First St 1 Looking West||Ruby Hill|
|Cresta Blanca||Livermore First St 2 Looking East||Ryan Bros Livery Stable|
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About These Photos
The majority of these photos are from the Livermore Heritage Guild collection of historical photographs which have been donated and collected over the years. The photos are available for viewing at the History Center, which is located at the Carnegie building on 3rd street between J & K.
The photos were scanned for the Livermore Heritage Guild by the webservant of eLivermore.com, who is a Guild member, and are displayed on this web site with permission. The photos are displayed here for the education and enjoyment of the community. Photos should not be copied off of this web site. For more information about photos labeled "Courtesy of the Livermore Heritage Guild", contact the Guild. Most of the unlabeled photos and photos labeled eLivermore.com are the property of eLivermore.com. See our photo policy about these pictures.
The photos are generally at a resolution of about 500x375 to allow for reasonable page loading times. The aerial photos are about 640x480 to provide a bit more detail. Many of the descriptions of the photos list what is written on signs, and other details. Many of these details cannot be seen on the pictures at the resolution presented. The information was obtained by zooming in on the high resolution scans of the photos.
The descriptions came from a variety of sources, including the photos themselves. If you spot inaccuracies, or have additional information about something in a photo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank the Livermore Heritage Guild (www.lhg.org) for their support on this project, and for providing information about the history of Livermore and the contents of these pictures. For more information, please visit the History Center in the Carnegie Building (3rd St. between J & K). It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 to 4:00. It is also open during the Farmer's Market hours on Thursdays from the middle of May to the middle of October.
Several pages contain historical write-ups by Gary Drummond, a very knowledgeable local historian who has lead many a walking tour of Livermore and taught classes on the subject. These write-ups are used with permission.
For all comments, questions, and suggestions please email to email@example.com
Many of the Naval Air Station photos come from a book titled A book titled: "NAS Livermore - A Unit of the Naval Air Primary Training Command - A Pictorial Review of Station Activities" This book was produced by the Naval Air Station in 1944.
The photos displayed here are from a variety of sources and have been donated and collected over many years. If you feel that there is a photo that should not be displayed, or specific credit should be given to its source, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have photos that you would like to
There are bound to be many more historical photos which people have. If you have photos that you would like to share, please email email@example.com
Do you have information about any of the
photos on this site?
Additional information about these pictures is always welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Locations Displaying Historical Photos
There are several places around the city where Historical Photos are displayed. This following is a incomplete list. Please email email@example.com if you know of others.
|Livermore Heritage Guild History Center||3rd St between J & K Wednesday to Sunday 11-4.|
|Albertsons on North Livermore Ave.|
|The Bank of Italy Building (The Independent Newspaper)||NE corner of First & Livermore. The building is generally open 9-5 weekdays|
|Applebees||4301 First St|
|The Theatre Mall||2nd St between Livermore & J.|
|Centennial Light Bulb web site|
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