Monday, August 21, 2017

Meek Estate Park


Meek Estate Park is the estate of William Meek who was one of Hayward's most prominent citizens when the area was first being settled in the 1850's. Meek moved to Hayward in 1859 and seeded the area with cherry, plum, apricot and almond orchards. A source says that area, which is still known today,as Cherryland got its name because of cherry trees planted by Meek. Meek was a county supervisor and the Meek Mansion is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places:














The Carriage House:




Meek Estate Park is one of those really cool places in Hayward that not many know about. It is a lovely place to walk around and think about what life was like 150 or so years ago.

21 comments:

  1. Hello and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. I found your blog via a comment you left on Mersad Donko's blog. Your photos are beautiful, what a lovely place!

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  2. What a lovely place so quaint love the gardens when can I move in heheh!

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  4. What a gorgeous home/estate! Thank you for sharing! I had never heard of theis place before. Have a great week!

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  5. Stunning garden!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/08/snuggles.html

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  6. Wow! Beautiful buildings, gardens and grounds. What a nice park, so much to see.

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  7. stunning photos and what a house!!

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  8. The architecture of those buildings are fun. It looks like a great park to get some amazing photos.

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  9. I love visiting old mansions and seeing historic architecture. They put so many more interesting and artistic details on buildings back in the day. Is this place in California, Patrick? Thanks for giving us a tour of the sights at that beautiful setting!

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  10. Wow a carriage house! The grounds are beautiful and it would be nice to see the inside. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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  11. Wonderful place to visit - I love old home tours

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  12. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  13. I love the look of old homes and history. Such a fun place to walk around. Thanks for linking up at Friday at the Fire Station!
    Jen

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  14. I always find historic mansions and their histories so intriguing. Thanks for sharing and linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  15. This home is beautiful, historic mansion are a great place to spend the day and imagine the lifestyles of long ago.

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  16. What a lovely garden and a beautiful house. Thanks for linking up this week, #wkendtravelinspiration!

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  17. I love visiting historic old homes. Your photos are lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Party in Your PJs!

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  18. I love historic building and your pictures are great as always Patrick

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