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Mercantile Place

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
1. Mercantile Place Marker
Inscription. This well-named service road ran behind some of the most important retail merchants that fronted Colorado Boulevard from 1887 to the end of the 19th century. Among the retailers in this block were Hertel's Dry Goods, J.W. Woods (The Druggist who later became a well-known local historian), and Conrad & Hotaling, Men's Outfitters. A.C. Vroman established his first bookshop on this block in 1894. This block also was the location of Valley Union Newspaper Offices and shops for a grocer, a confectioner, a baker and a jeweler.
 
Erected by Danny & Jeanetter Mellinkoff.
 
Location. 34° 8.724′ N, 118° 9.017′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Fair Oaks Avenue south of East Colorado Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on The Coffee Bean business. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwin Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braley Building (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named
Mercantile Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
2. Mercantile Place Marker
Mercantile Place (about 300 feet away); Exchange Alley (about 300 feet away); Plotkin Alley (about 500 feet away); Mills Place (about 500 feet away); Pasadena City Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mercantile Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
3. Mercantile Place and Marker
Mercantile Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
4. Mercantile Place and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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