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Campbell in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Downing Building

 
 
Downing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
1. Downing Building Marker
Inscription.  This California Mission Revival-style building, constructed in 1905, is the second oldest commercial structure in Campbell. It is typical of the stores built in small towns in the early 1900s. Upper floor served as housing quarters and shopfronts on the street level. Originally, this was a bakery and an ice cream shop. There are no known historic photos of the building. This photo was taken in 1974.
 
Erected by Campbell Rotary Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 17.228′ N, 121° 56.583′ W. Marker is in Campbell, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on East Campbell Avenue east of Central Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell CA 95008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Growers National Bank (a few steps from this marker); B.O. Curry Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); Farley Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Walnut Trees (within
Downing Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
2. Downing Building and Marker
The marker is visible here just to the left of the entrance.
shouting distance of this marker); Agricultural Heritage Plaques (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of J.C. Ainsley Packing Company (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbell.
 
Marker detail: Inset photo image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Campbell Historical Museum, 1974
3. Marker detail: Inset photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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