May 7, 2013 > Architectural tour at historic Meek Mansion
Architectural tour at historic Meek Mansion
Submitted By Marcess Owings
A chance to take a look inside the majestic Meek Mansion is coming up on Saturday, May 11. This fascinating tour will examine different architectural styles and decor details of the Victorian era.
William Meek, an agricultural pioneer and entrepreneur, built his Italianate mansion in 1869 and it served as the hub of his 3,000 acre orchard and farm. The distinctive cupola with windows looking out in all directions provided a perfect place to look out over his vast land holdings. The estate was left to his children following Meek's death in 1880, and remained in the family until 1940.
Space for the tour is limited and advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and HAHS members. Proceeds from the tours benefit the restoration of Meek Mansion.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Heather at (510) 581-1202 or (510) 581-0223 or visit www.haywardareahistory.org.
Marble and Molding
Saturday, May 11
Meek Mansion, Meek Park
17365 Boston Road, Hayward
Tickets: $10 - $15