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Huntington Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

126 Main Street

Historic Site of the Standard Market

 
 
126 Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
1. 126 Main Street Marker
Inscription. A stylish two story Zigzag Moderne market was built and operated in 1926 by Roy de Britton and his son Bob.

The open air market contained a meat market, produce counters and the rainbow lunch counter, a popular meeting place. Night time protection was provided by front iron scissor gates.

As early as 1926, a market was operated on the site by J.W. McIntosh along with the Harris Homemade Candy Store, run by Joe Harris.
 
Erected 2000 by City of Huntington Beach, Historic Resources Board.
 
Location. 33° 39.473′ N, 118° 0.054′ W. Marker is in Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Walnut Avenue, Huntington Beach CA 92648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duke Kahanamoku (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scout Cabin (approx. mile away); Auditorium and Tower (approx. 1.3 miles away); Newland House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of the S.R. Bowen Buildings (approx. 1.4 miles
126 Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
2. 126 Main Street Marker
away); Courreges Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 3.2 miles away); Helm Tract (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington Beach.
 
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126 Main Street - additional marker image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2011
3. 126 Main Street - additional marker
In addition to the main marker on the Walnut Street side of the building, there is a smaller marker on the Main Street side.
Wide view of 126 Main Street image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2011
4. Wide view of 126 Main Street
The Main Street (additional) marker is visible here, just to the right of and below the "Billabong" sign, while the Walnut Street (main) marker is barely visible here, below and to the left of the "HSS" sign.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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