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Who Was David Glass?
In 1877, David Glass, who was prosperous but never wealthy, opted to build a home with an imposing exterior design. The style of architecture was Italianate, a sophisticated new fashion that had been introduced in the Bay Area during the mid-1860's by architects who migrated to San Francisco from the East Coast. An impressive two story, nine room structure, prominently situated in San Ramon between Dublin and Walnut Creek, the Glass house would have stood in proud contrast with the modest homes of most of its neighbors in the small, rural community that existed in the San Ramon of the 1870's.

The Glass House is an important part of the San Ramon community. As such, contribution from active community members play a large role in the restoration project. Please take the time to discover the remarkable story of San Ramon's history, deeply embedded in one of its earliest and most prominent families, and the house in which they resided.

The History of The Glass Family and The Glass House Video

Watch the history of the Glass Family unfold in this 8 minute video.
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Enjoy a docent led tour of the Glass House Museum every Saturday at 2pm.

Travel back in time with the help of a costumed docent to hear stories and personal histories and see the fully restored and beautifully furnished Glass House. Tours are $5 per person (age 3-up). Payable only with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)

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