Great Moments in History

Enjoy this collection of “great moments” in our history from the archives of local community members. Share your own memory with us.

Your Stories

What ever happened to the old Mauzy plumbing building?
Story from Claudia Mauzy Nemir

Mauzy Plumbing, 1919

Mauzy Plumbing, 1919

Mauzy Building, Today

Mauzy Building, Today

My grandfather, Frank, and his father moved their plumbing business from Oakland to the northwest corner of Main and Bonanza in Walnut Creek in 1913. Later, they moved across the street next to Walnut Creek Meat Market – which is what you can see in this 1919 picture. Eventually, this building became a Ford dealership, and my grandfather bought the next door parcel (1444 N. Main) and built a new building. In 1982, that building burned, and we rebuilt the present building. The fire was rumored to have been deliberately set because the tenant, a t-shirt business, was selling unauthorized, unlicensed Raiders gear.

WCTV videos

Kaiser Foundation Opens “Dream Hospital” in Walnut Creek (1953)

First Fire Station in Walnut Creek

The Saving of Walnut Creek Open Space

BART Comes to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Grammar School

Making of the Lesher Center

Robert Noble Burgess

The Walnut Festival Association

The Colonial Inn during WWII

Walnut Creek Centennial – Naming of Mt. Diablo