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Julian in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Luca Store

1890

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
1. De Luca Store Marker
Inscription. Frank De Luca, Italian immigrant, built this general store featuring fresh produce. A cold spring, struck in the excavation, spawned a cellar saloon. Julian voted dry in 1902 under local option law. The popular saloon thereafter sold only “cider, tonic and medicine.” De Luca was accused, at the urging of the anti saloon league, of illegally selling “spiritous liquors.” He was acquitted by sympathetic jurymen. He sold out and retired in 1912. This building has continuously housed a grocery store for more than 100 years.
 
Location. 33° 4.686′ N, 116° 36.119′ W. Marker is in Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2117 Main Street, Julian CA 92036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julian / The Eagle Gold Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheelbarrow Odometer Survey of 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian Town Hall
De Luca Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
2. De Luca Store Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Levi~Marks Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Julian.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
De Luca Store image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
3. De Luca Store
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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