This summer marks the 100th anniversary of one of Lamorinda’s well-known landmarks -- .
The building has housed many different businesses including a post office, a soda fountain, a hotel and a bar, and became the Moraga Barn as a way to get by a law that did not allow the word “bar” to be displayed in public.
The building is currently is the home of Canyon Construction. Larissa Durkin, the marketing and event coordinator at Canyon Construction, said that visitors often comment, “Oh if these walls could talk.”
Come this September, the community will be able to hear what these walls have to say.
Canyon Construction is calling on locals to share their stories of the Moraga Barn and be a part of their living history project. The project is asking that people share their stories in writing, orally or on camera.
Bill Durkin, who came up for the idea for the project, said that the project’s creators hope to gather stories and photos from the Moraga Barn before it was Canyon Construction as to preserve important memories and local history.
“People aren’t going to live forever, and there are great memories there, and we just want to capture as many as we can,” Bill said.
The project will culminate with an event on September 15, with live music and guest speakers. People will be able to listen to Moraga Barn memories and share their own at the event.
If you wish to share a memory of the Moraga Barn or learn more about the celebration, email email@example.com or call 925.788.8394.
Do you have any memories of the Moraga Barn? Share them in the comments below.