This building was built in 1890 and has always housed a hardware store, first by the Lewis Brothers, then Cruikshank and Kolln.
The hardware store has been known as Kolln Hardware since 1933.
Pleasanton features a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters (Köppen climate classification Csa).
The highest recorded temperature was 115 °F (46 °C) in 1950.
It is still standing and serves as the centerpiece of the Alviso Adobe Community Park.
Alisal, nicknamed "The Most Desperate Town in the West", was one of the settlements located along La Vereda del Monte that was a haunt and refuge of bandits and desperados in the era following the beginning of the California Gold Rush. Banditos such as Claudio Feliz and Joaquin Murrieta would ambush prospectors on their way back from the gold rush fields and then seek refuge in Alisal.
It is designed in the Commercial Italianate style, but the prominent five-sided corner tower and a few other features are indicative of the Colonial Revival style.
The original architect used the term "provincial Spanish Renaissance", The hacienda was topped by imported red Spanish tiles and had undecorated walls of white stucco.
Every Saturday morning a farmers' market sets up on Angela, off Main Street.
In 2009, Pleasanton appeared on Newsmax magazine's list of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns", which cited the popular farmers' market among the reasons for the city's charm.
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is located on the west side of town.
Pleasanton was ranked number 4 USA Today's list of "America's 50 best cities to live in" in 2014, one of the earliest houses built in the valley in 1844.