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

Oberon Saloon

 
 
Oberon Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, September 21, 2013
1. Oberon Saloon Marker
Inscription. Built in 1893, the Oberon was the hub of activity in downtown Napa. Patrons could buy a cigar, get a shave and a haircut for two bits, or relax with a cold beer while playing a leisurely game of pool or cards. Many a shoe was shined here. In 1932 the building burned down. Two years later the building was restored to its current Art Deco style. The Oberon was a hangout for boxing legend Rocky Marciano while training for fights. In 2010 the building was earthquake retrofitted by the present owner Joe Peatman and since 1994 has been the home of Downtown Joe’s Restaurant and Microbrewery.
 
Erected 2013 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 17.921′ N, 122° 17.092′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Second Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. This is a "T" intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 Main Street Napa CA, Napa CA 94559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Semorile Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Winship Building 1888
The Oberon Saloon building now houses Downtown Joe's image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, September 21, 2013
2. The Oberon Saloon building now houses Downtown Joe's
(within shouting distance of this marker); Napa Courthouse Flag Staff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Napa - Birthplace of the Loudspeaker and the Magnavox Corp. (about 400 feet away); Napa's China Town / Shuck Chan (about 400 feet away); Napa Valley Railroad (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieutenant William W. Murphy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Napa.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Oberon Saloon Drink Token (Obverse Side) image. Click for full size.
3. Oberon Saloon Drink Token (Obverse Side)
Oberon Saloon Drink Token (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
4. Oberon Saloon Drink Token (Reverse Side)
Oberon Saloon and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
December 5, 2015
5. Oberon Saloon and Marker - Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   5. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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