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Fillmore in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

362 Central Avenue

Patterson Hardware

 
 
362 Central Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 9, 2014
1. 362 Central Avenue Marker
Inscription.  This hardware store was one of five owned by the three Hickey brothers of Ventura. The first location of this store was approximately 312 Central Avenue and was established by 1919. Harvey S. Patterson was the manager.

Harvey S. and Edith Patterson purchased the business from the Hickey brothers in 1937 and changed the name of the store to Patterson Hardware. Harvey S. died in 1959, and the business was purchased by his son Harvey F. Patterson and wife Emma.
 
Erected by City of Fillmore.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 34° 24.027′ N, 118° 54.819′ W. Marker is in Fillmore, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Central Avenue south of Sespe Avenue, on the right when traveling north. This building is two doors south of the intersection of Central and Sespe. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Central Avenue, Fillmore CA 93015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 364 Central Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 340 Central Avenue (within shouting
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distance of this marker); 338 Central Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 328 Central Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 320 Central Avenue (about 400 feet away); Fillmore State Bank (about 400 feet away); 317 Central Avenue (about 500 feet away); Fillmore's First Bank & Masonic Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fillmore.
 
Regarding 362 Central Avenue. Patterson's is one of the last of the old-time hardware stores where you could buy a screw or nut and not a package of 20 of them, where you could get something on account and your name was enough for them, where a high-school kid could say "charge it to this company or that ranch" and they would because they knew who you were working for at any given time.
 
362 Central Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 9, 2014
2. 362 Central Avenue
Patterson Hardware
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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