This early 1880’s landmark, bearing a large compass rose on the front has the prominent distinction of being the first structure on the water side of the street. In the railroad days it was known as the Pioneer Boat House which provided “yachts, launches, arks and boats of every description for sale or rent.” The building also housed a saloon/pool hall and apartments providing accommodations for railroad executives. It survived the 1921 fire and then in the 1940’s boasted a new stepped facade and the Corner Market. Today it houses one of the most unique residences in Tiburon over the water, and facing the street is Waypoint Pizza.
The Waypoint Pizza owners, Tom Purdy and Melissa Purdy Feagin, are long time sailing enthusiasts, who both grew up sailing at the San Francisco Yacht Club. Melissa sailed on the America3 Women’s Team which campaigned in San Diego for the 1995 America’s Cup. Following this campaign Melissa and Tom opened Waypoint Pizza in 1997. They felt there was a need for a casual family style restaurant with an added nautical twist. Both Tom and Melissa still race both in local and international events.