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Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Christensen Alley

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
1. Christensen Alley Marker
Inscription.  Named for the family that founded the Penn Oil and Supply Company in 1903, the First Independent Firestone and Union Oil Dealership on the West Coast. In the early 1930s, G.C. Christensen opened the largest and most modern automotive service facility on the west coast at 100 West Union Street. The building was designed by J. Cyril Bennett who also designed many well-known cultural, civic and commercial buildings in Pasadena.
 
Erected by Roy G. Christensen Jr., Donald E.Christensen, Alice Christensen Stornie, and Gary Christensen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 34° 8.774′ N, 118° 9.135′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Christensen Alley and North De Lacey Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Christensen Alley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 N De Lacey Ave, Pasadena CA 91103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonham Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); First Salvation Army Meeting (within shouting distance
Christensen Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
2. Christensen Alley Marker
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of this marker); Miller Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Fraser Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mills Place (about 400 feet away); McCormick Alley (about 400 feet away); Edwin Alley (about 400 feet away); Martin Alley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Christensen Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
3. Christensen Alley Marker
Christensen Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
4. Christensen Alley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2014. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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