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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Walnut Creek Meat Market

1432 N. Main St. 1910

 
 
Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
1. Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker
Inscription. For 75 years, this brick building - with its sign on the north side - was the Walnut Creek Meat Market, owned by brothers Fred, Joe and Harry Lawrence. (The fourth brother ran an auto garage across the street.) The family meat market moved to Alamo in 1986.
 
Erected 2015 by Walk Walnut Creek. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.983′ N, 122° 3.653′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Cypress Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1432 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (here, next to this marker); Lawrence Garage (a few steps from this marker); Valley Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station
Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
2. Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker - Wide View
The marker is (barely) visible here attached to the lamppost, facing the sidewalk, directly in front of the building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mauzy Plumbing (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
Also see . . .  #150 Walnut Creek Meat Market. One-minute audio clip about the Walnut Creek Meat Market, by Walk Walnut Creek. (Submitted on December 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker - Inset Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1940
3. Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker - Inset Photo on Marker
Marble Photo Plaque Found on the South Side of the Building image. Click for full size.
circa 1911
4. Marble Photo Plaque Found on the South Side of the Building
Captioned: Butchers Jack McKenna, Al Stephan, Big John, Hardy and Fred Lawrence posing inside the Walnut Creek Meat Market, circa 1911
Lawrence's Meat Market Sign Found on North Side of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
5. Lawrence's Meat Market Sign Found on North Side of the Building
This is a repainted replica, and not a true ghost sign.
Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
6. Walnut Creek Meat Market Marker
Above is a replica of a sign that was painted on this wall in the early 1970's and removed in the early 1980's. Below is a photo of the actual sign (the phone number was changed to "Est. 1910" since the business closed in 1985. This replica was made to honor the rich history of this structure. For more history, please see south side of this building.
This plaque was made in collaboration with the Walnut Creek Historical Society.
The Former Walnut Creek Meat Market, Now Sasa image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
7. The Former Walnut Creek Meat Market, Now Sasa
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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