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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Crites Building

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
1. Crites Building Marker
Inscription. The Crites Building was designed by Bakersfield architect Benjamin McDougall (1865-1937) of McDougall Brothers of San Francisco and constructed as a two-story retail business by Charles J. Lindgren Company of San Francisco in 1900 for John Bartholome Berges (1865 – 1916). The first occupant was Redlick Brothers of San Francisco, a clothing company which conducted business here from 1901 to 1910. The second floor was occupied by the Savoy Hotel from 1912 to 1936. Louis V. Olcese (1863 – 1929), president of Ardizzi-Olcese Bank, bought the building in 1916, and Arthur S. Crites (1879 – 1957) acquired it in 1929. After the building was damaged by fire in 1936, local contractor Henry Eissler (1878 – 1966) converted the second floor to office space and placed the ‘Arthur S. Crites’ name on the second floor corner of the building.
 
Erected 2015 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 22.558′ N, 119° 1.217′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Eye Street, on the left when traveling west on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
2. Crites Building Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hay Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayden Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livermore and Chester Store (about 400 feet away); Vest Drug Store and Market (about 400 feet away); Padre Hotel (about 400 feet away); Kern County Land Company Building (about 500 feet away); Arlington House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Denise Boose, May 13, 2018
3. Crites Building
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"Arthur s. Crites
Building
1937
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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