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

Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California

 

— National Register of Historic Places —

 
Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
1. Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (right)
Inscription.  Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California. Founded October 17, 1890. Presented by the City of Santa Paula, California, to Union Oil Company of California, in commemoration of the company's 50 years of service to the West, August Twenty-Four, Nineteen Hundred Forty.
 
Erected 1940 by City of Santa Paula, California. (Marker Number 996.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 1861.
 
Location. 34° 21.25′ N, 119° 3.592′ W. Marker is in Santa Paula, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North 10th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 East Main Street, Santa Paula CA 93060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Tavern Inn (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Depot, Santa Paula (about 700 feet away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial
Union Oil Company Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
2. Union Oil Company Building
Markers are located on both sides of the entrance.
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(about 700 feet away); The Town Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Well Drilling Rig (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. Ό mile away); The Ebell Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); McKevett School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Paula.
 
More about this marker. This is California Historic Landmark No. 996, and Ventura County Landmark No. 36.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California. The Santa Paula Hardware Company Building, more commonly referred to as the Union Oil Company Building, is significant for its historical importance as the birthplace of the Union Oil Company on October 17, 1890. The building continued to serve as a field division office after the main headquarters moved to Los Angeles in 1900. In 1950 the Union Oil Museum was established and in 1990, for its Centennial Celebration, the building was restored to is original appearance and reopened as a new state-of-the-art oil museum. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Union Oil Company Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
3. Union Oil Company Building
Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
4. Memorial Marker
In memory of the founders of the Union Oil Company of California, founded October 17, 1890, Santa Paula. 1890 - 1965, Diamond Anniversary. Placed by El Aliso Parlor No. 314 Native Daughters of the Golden West, dedicated October 25, 1965.
Union Oil Company Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
5. Union Oil Company Building
Discovering Black Gold in Santa Paula image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
6. Discovering Black Gold in Santa Paula
Discovering Black Gold in Santa Paula image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
7. Discovering Black Gold in Santa Paula
by Jim Fahnstock, Fallbrook, CA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022