#130 Harlan's Livery Stable

Main at Mt. Diablo -- circa 1880

This prominent corner has always been a transportation “hub” in Walnut Creek. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a livery stable (horse barn) occupied this entire block, allowing locals and visitors to board or rent horses and buggies. The operation included barns, a wagon shed, a harness room, corrals, a 25-foot-tall windmill, and a hay shed. Joel Harlan took over the business in 1905.