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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983

1904

 
 
Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 Marker
Inscription. In 1909 Dominique Bordagaray purchased six lots on 5th and “C Streets and built row stores on them as Coalinga began to grow. The row stores included a French laundry, cigar shop, and liquor store, bicycle shop and confectionery shop.
The French laundry was destroyed by fire and was replaced with the Liberty Airdome Theatre. The open air theatre was later replaced with a J.C. Penney store and new Liberty Theatre with Audio Sound.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Location. 36° 8.433′ N, 120° 21.685′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street) near East Durian Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This maker is located in Frame Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rockwell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Valley Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Coalinga (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (about 300 feet away,
Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 Marker
measured in a direct line); The Bertrich Block (about 300 feet away); Liberty “Airdome Theater” (about 300 feet away); Webb Building (about 400 feet away); Coalinga Womans Club (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
3. Frame Park
The plaque reads:

Frame Park
In appreciation to
Ted and Lois Frame
For this gift to the
City of Coalinga
December, 14, 2000
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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