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

El Sobrante's First Bank

 
 
El Sobrante's First Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. El Sobrante's First Bank Marker
Inscription.
A branch of Mechanics Bank opened at this location in May 1955. Aside from its added faux roof fašade and wall graphics, the building itself is a nice example of mid-century modern architecture, a recognized genre passionately preserved in many communities. In 1976, Mechanics Bank broke ground on a new facility two-hundred feet south where, as of 2014, it remains.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.896′ N, 122° 18.83′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Hillcrest Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3826 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arrival of the Strip Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboy Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (about 400 feet away); Ranchos to Ranches (about 600 feet away);
El Sobrante's First Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. El Sobrante's First Bank Marker
First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (about 700 feet away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver's Hardware & Service Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 7 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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