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Mercantile Place

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
1. Mercantile Place Marker
Inscription.  This well-named service road ran behind some of the most important retail merchants that fronted Colorado Boulevard from 1887 to the end of the 19th century. Among the retailers in this block were Hertel's Dry Goods, J.W. Woods (The Druggist who later became a well-known local historian), and Conrad & Hotaling, Men's Outfitters. A.C. Vroman established his first bookshop on this block in 1894. This block also was the location of Valley Union Newspaper Offices and shops for a grocer, a confectioner, a baker and a jeweler.
 
Erected by Danny & Jeanette Mellinkoff.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 34° 8.724′ N, 118° 9.017′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Mercantile Place and South Fair Oaks Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Mercantile Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwin Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills Place
Mercantile Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
2. Mercantile Place Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCormick Alley (about 300 feet away); Braley Building (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Mercantile Place (about 300 feet away); Exchange Alley (about 300 feet away); Original Site of Throop University (about 300 feet away); Plotkin Alley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Mercantile Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
3. Mercantile Place and Marker
Mercantile Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
4. Mercantile Place and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2014. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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