“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


1918 (Effective Year Built* 1933)

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Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 9, 2022
1. Market Marker
Inscription.  This building began as two businesses - Cundell's Meat Market and Omaha Fruit & Vegetable Market in 1918. Cundell's Meat Market remained until 1931. The other storefront was a variety of businesses over the years including Grenawalt Grocers, Carnevali Grocers and Ocean Beach Liquor Store. The building was also vacant from time to time. Safeway took over the space from 1937 until 1940 when they then moved to the corner of Newport Avenue and Cable Street.

The building was again vacant until 1943/1944 when it became a USO facility. In 1946/1947 it changed to Greeson Hardware and remained so until 1959/1960 when it became Sheckler Family Hardware. It was the In-Between Teen Center in 1969/1970. In 1971 it opened as The Black. The Black, originally on the opposite side of the street, specialized in leather goods and posters. The owner at the time won the opportunity for the lease at this site in a card game at a card room across the street.
Erected by Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, Ocean Beach Community Foundation & Ocean Beach Historical Society.
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in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 32° 44.823′ N, 117° 15.095′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Newport Avenue south of Ocean Front Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5017 Newport Avenue, San Diego CA 92107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strand Theater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ocean Beach Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Ocean Beach Municipal Pier (about 600 feet away); The Lifeguard (about 700 feet away); Ocean Beach Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission Beach Roller Coaster (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ace Roller Coaster Landmark (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles W. Hardy (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 9, 2022
2. Market Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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