“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

1880 Union Hotel

California Garage

Union Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Union Hotel Marker
On this site the original 1880 Union Hotel served as telegraph office and Wells, Fargo & Company's stagecoach stop. Destroyed by fire in 1893, reconstructed and restored in 1915, the old hotel serviced stagecoach and early railroad passengers with food, drink, and overnight accommodations. Currently it operates as a bed & breakfast and dining establishment.

The California Garage, built in 1923, prospered as Bell Street was Highway 101 until 1958. The Garage is on the site of one of Los Alamos's first businesses, Alexander Leslie's General Store and Post Office, which was destroyed by the fire of 1893.
Erected 1998 by De La Guerra y Pacheco Chapter 1.5, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 39.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 34° 44.642′ N, 120° 16.818′ W. Marker is in Los Alamos, California, in Santa Barbara
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County. Marker is on Bell Street (California Route 135) east of Saint Joseph Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Bell Street, Los Alamos CA 93440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Los Alamos General Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of San Ramon (approx. 7˝ miles away); First Successful Cement Job (approx. 7.6 miles away); La Purisima Mission (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named La Purisima Mission (approx. 9.1 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 9˝ miles away); Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Alamos.
Union Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Union Hotel and Marker
Marker is visible mounted on the front of the building between the two entrance doors.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 23, 2023