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

Broadway Shopping Center

Broadway Plaza

 

1950s

 
Broadway Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Broadway Shopping Center Marker
Inscription. One of the first open-air malls, Broadway Shopping Center was built on undeveloped land at Main Street (Highway 21) and Mt. Diablo Boulevard (Highway 24). The 38-store center had Sears and J.C. Penny, a Lucky grocery store, and 1,500 free parking spaces.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 108.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.81′ N, 122° 3.523′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Broadway Plaza near Mt. Diablo Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1163 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Botelho Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Traffic (about 300 feet away); Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence (about 300 feet away); Harlan's Livery Stable (about 400 feet away); Liberty Bell Replica (about 400 feet away); Kirsch Home (about 400 feet away); Main Street, 1910 (about 400 feet away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker.
Broadway Shopping Center Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Broadway Shopping Center Marker (detail)
This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Broadway Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Broadway Shopping Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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