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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Violet's

 
 
Violet's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Violet's Marker
Inscription.
After running kitchens in early hotspots such as the "IT" Club and Six Bells, Violet Wong went on to become a culinary pioneer in El Cerrito by introducing Chinese American food. In 1945, Violet and her husband, Albert Wong, opened Violet's Dining Room just south of here. They offered everything from chop suey and Chinese fire pot cooking to an American favorite, apple pie.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.246′ N, 122° 18.245′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Avenue near El Dorado Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10192 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Master Craftsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Six Bells & Cerro Square (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 'IT' Club (about 700 feet away); El Cerrito's Music Scene (about 700 feet away);
Violet's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Violet's Marker
Farms and Dairies (about 700 feet away); Cerrito Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Pioneer American Settler William Rust's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Cerrito's First Mayor (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is across San Pablo Avenue from intersection of the San Pablo Avenue and El Dorado Street.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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