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ihellahearthayward Hayward ACE Hardware... Located on the corner of Watkins and B St. in #DowntownHayward

This building was constructed in 1900, and used to be a mercantile store, Hayward Emporium.
In the 1930s, downstairs became a #HardwareStore while the second floor was a peewee golf course and later a gym used by all the local boxers, including champion Max Baer and in the 1960's by Heavyweight Champion George Foreman.
It has been home to Hayward #Hardware since the 1950s (www.haywardace.com)

#SupportLocalBusiness #ShopLocal #ShopSmall #SignGeeks #hayward #haywardca #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #510 #eastbay #ihellahearthayward
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haywardthrives The Doggie Diner restaurant formerly located at C Street and Mission Boulevard in downtown Hayward, circa 1970. This photo was taken from a vantage point on Mission, looking south toward the corner. The trees behind the building are in the library park across the street.

Doggie Diner was a small Bay Area fast food restaurant chain serving hot dogs and hamburgers. It operated from 1948 to 1986. At the peak of its popularity, there were thirty Doggie Diner locations around the Bay Area.

The most notable feature of the Doggie Diner chain was the famous sign, a ten-foot tall rotating fiberglass head of a wide-eyed, grinning dachshund dog, wearing a bow tie and a chef's hat. The signs were designed in 1965 or 1966 by Bay Area billboard and ad layout designer Harold Bachman.

After the Doggie Diner went out of business, most of the doggie head signs were taken down and sent to landfill, but a few were saved. Three of the heads were rescued by a local arts/pranks group called The Cacophony Society. Led by local artist John Law, and with the help of other artists, performers, and tradesmen, the group tours the doggie heads around the Bay Area on an old trailer, dropping in free of any charge on charity events, local music shows, parades, and other "important public happenings". When not in a parade, or at Burning Man, it is said that the three doggie heads now spend most of their time on Treasure Island, where they are sometimes visible on the east side of Avenue H between 9th and 11th Streets.

Other Doggie Diner heads reportedly can be found at Streetlights Record store in San Jose; at Vino Noceto Winery in Plymouth, CA; and at an Anderson Valley, CA ranch named Sheep Dung Estates.

In January 2005, a restored Doggie Diner head was added to the median strip of Sloat Boulevard near Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Photo of Hayward Doggie Diner courtesy of @haywardareahistory
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#haywardhistory #ihellalovehayward #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #doggiediner #hayward #roadside #haywardca
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elamigo_gustavo Slurricane but you can call me hurricane @e40 #shramrockliquor 1d

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haywardthrives A warm spot on a cold Saturday night.
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Reposted from @seeourrage: "This place fixed like everything in one fell swoop :D"
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#hayward #bistro #haywardbistro #openmic #bayarea #whoop #allclear #problemsolved #showtime! #downtownhayward #ihellalovehayward #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #haywardca
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  •   chasonw Used to play there with my band. 1d
  •   haywardthrives @chasonw Nice! What is your band's name? 1d
  •   chasonw This was back in the '90s. Band names were The Plain Daisies & Baleen. I also played a solo acoustic show there back in 2002. I haven't been in there in a few years but my friend Scott plays there fairly often & used to host the open mic there. 23h
  •   haywardthrives @chasonw Awesome 17h
  •   kraskis Kraski's Nutrition, in business since 1949 and still going strong!!! 14h
  •   haywardthrives @kraskis Good for you! 14h

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ihellahearthayward Thanks so much friends! It's been a pleasure to share my photos of our Beloved and Ghetto-Fabulous City...
I Hella ️ Hayward!

I love all the comments and feedbacks from all of you. It's been a really FUN experience! Thanks again for all the likes and follow
I really appreciate that!

#iconosquare #memoicono #hayward #haywardca #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #510 #eastbay #ihellahearthayward
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haywardthrives BART elevated tracks are an integral part of the Hayward landscape. A monument to human ingenuity and determination, the tracks are as much a part of Hayward's past as they are a part of its future.
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A brief history of BART. Construction officially began on June 19, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson presided over the ground-breaking ceremonies at the site of the initial test track between Concord and Walnut Creek.

The construction of the BART system was a huge and daunting endeavor. The project included the construction of three underground rail stations in Oakland's downtown area; four stations through downtown San Francisco beneath Market Street; four additional underground stations in other parts of San Francisco; three subterranean stations in Berkeley (the city paid extra to have its stations built underground instead of elevated); a 3.5 mile tunnel through the Berkeley Hills; and the 3.6 mile Transbay Tube connecting Oakland and San Francisco beneath the Bay.

Constructed in 57 sections, the Tube is the world's longest and deepest immersed tunnel and was completed in August 1969 at cost of $180 million (roughly $1.5 billion in today's dollars). BART's initial cost was $1.6 billion, which included both the initial system and the Transbay Tube. Adjusted for inflation, this cost would be valued at over $15 billion today.

Image reposted from @andre94541
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haywardthrives It's another beautiful day in the heart of the bay! Take a few hours to explore the natural world all around us.

Image reposted from @burglechet
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#hayward #haywardshoreline #ilovehayward #haywardnature #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #ihellalovehayward #510 #haywardca #russellcity #mounteden #palmaceia #edenshores @ekocoffeebar
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daddy.sabe Comment if you go to impact ? 4d

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haywardareahistory Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from our hysterical staff at your local historical society!! #christmas #holidays #hahs #hayward #haywardca #weirdos #history #bradybunch 4d

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csuhpat1 Merry Christmas. Saw this in Downtown Hayward. #HaywardCA #Xmas #510 4d

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Normal Three Kings Lifestyle Boutique

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ihellahearthayward 'Twas the Night Before #Christmas ___

Happy #ChristmasEve! Hope you'll be surrounded by loved ones... sharing joy and laughters!

#Nativity display at Grace Lutheran Church on B St.

#MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #shadow #nativityscene #hayward #haywardca #haywardcalifornia #heartofthebay #510 #eastbay #ihellahearthayward
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hooliauto @e40 has his drank so I got mine .. Stack Life baby!! #stacklife #haystack #hayward #baybosses #bayarearap #bayareafactors 5d

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mdgreenslade Visited a #Yelland designed home in #SanRafaelCA today. The rest of my pics are on the #kodakslice camera. I'll have extract those. I mystery was solved about the bump at the front door of #haywardca #puzzlehouses It all makes sense now. 5d

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