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

Clayton Cash Store

 
 
Clayton Cash Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 23, 2020
1. Clayton Cash Store Marker
Inscription.  The history of this property dates to 1858, when George Chapman built and operated a two-story hotel with an apartment on a third floor. It was the site of Clayton's first Post Office. Following a fire in 1864, a new building was constructed in 1867 and a new owner, Charles Rhine, opened a general store.
In 1910, Hans Rasmussen purchased the general store and called it the Clayton Cash Store, which also sold Red Crown gasoline and served as the Post Office. The building was razed in 1930s.
In 1937, George Murchio built a cottage, now Spipolini's, as a home for his sister, Dolly Murchio Foubert who was the postmaster through 1952. Dolly operated the Post Office from her home. She planted the Deodar Cedar which towers over the property today.
Several other businesses occupied the property over the years, including an antique store. For a short time the Clayton City offices were in this building beginning in August 1967.
Lester "Skip" and Bev Ipsen purchased the property in May of 1974 and started their pizza business. Their son Kent and wife Yvette now own and operate the business.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1974.
 
Location. 37° 56.457′ N, 121° 56.162′ W. Marker is in Clayton, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Diablo Street near Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1033 Diablo Street, Clayton CA 94517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M.F. Ohman (a few steps from this marker); Clayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Endeavor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clayton Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clayton Museum Educational Garden (about 300 feet away); Farming & Ranching in Clayton (about 300 feet away); Joaquin Murrieta (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
 
Spipolini's Pizza and Clayton Cash Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 23, 2020
2. Spipolini's Pizza and Clayton Cash Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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