Then & Now

Walnut Creek has changed a lot over the past 100 years. Just take a look…

Aerial View of Walnut Creek – 1946

Aerial View of Walnut Creek – 1946

Aerial Now (2003)

Aerial View of Walnut Creek – Today


Walnut Creek Meat Market (Main St. at Bonanza) – 1910

Walnut Creek Meat Market (Main St. at Bonanza) – 1910

Sasa Restaurant – Today

Sasa Restaurant – Today


Walnut Creek (Carnegie) Library (Main and East [Giammona] Streets)

Walnut Creek (Carnegie) Library
(Main and East [Giammona] Streets)

Walnut Creek Library – Today

Walnut Creek Library – Today


Central Fire Protection District Station (Bonanza Street) – 1926

Central Fire Protection District Station (Bonanza Street) – 1926

Havana Restaurant – Today

Havana Restaurant – Today


Valley Mercantile (Main and Cypress Street) – 1927

Valley Mercantile (Main and Cypress Street) – 1927

Specialty Retail Store – Today

Specialty Retail Store – Today


Main Street at Bonanza (looking south) – early 1930s

Main Street at Bonanza (looking south) – early 1930s

Main Street at Bonanza – Today

Main Street at Bonanza – Today


El Rey Theatre (Main Street near Civic Drive) – 1937

El Rey Theatre (Main Street near Civic Drive) – 1937

Walnut Creek Civic Plaza – Today

Walnut Creek Civic Plaza – Today


Broadway Plaza – 1951

Broadway Plaza – 1951

Broadway Plaza – 2008

Broadway Plaza – 2008


John Muir Memorial Hospital – 1960s under construction

John Muir Memorial Hospital – 1960s under construction

John Muir Medical Center – Today

John Muir Medical Center – Today


Heather Farm before the Park – 1960s

Heather Farm before the Park – 1960s

Heather Farm Park – 2002

Heather Farm Park – 2002


Ygnacio Valley Road (looking east) – 1962

Ygnacio Valley Road (looking east) – 1962

Ygnacio Valley Road – Today

Ygnacio Valley Road – Today


Lindsay Wildlife Museum (old EBMUD pump house) – 1965

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (old EBMUD pump house) – 1965

Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Today

Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Today


Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery and Theater ("Nuthouse") – 1970

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery and
Theater (“Nuthouse”) – 1970

Lesher Center for the Arts – Today

Lesher Center for the Arts – Today