Santa Paula in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California
National Register of Historic Places
Erected 1940 by City of Santa Paula. (Marker Number 996.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable 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 Main Street and 10th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 E Main St, 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 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
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