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Site of the Kessing Building

 
 
Site of the Kessing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
1. Site of the Kessing Building Marker
Inscription.  On this site, the first frame building in Tehachapi was built by Mary and Bernard Kessing. They replaced the original wooden building in 1905 with a beautiful brick building named the Kessing Building, which was destroyed in the 1952 earthquake. A stone plaque above the doorway on the corner commemorated the name and completion date of the building.


 
Erected by Tehachapi Heritage League. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 35° 7.916′ N, 118° 26.839′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cement Production in Tehachapi (within shouting distance of this marker); Tehachapi’s Founding Fathers (within shouting distance of this marker); Beekay Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Tehachapi Train Depot Bricks
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad and the Tehachapi Loop (within shouting distance of this marker); Tehachapi Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Prison in Tehachapi - 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Site of the Kessing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
2. Site of the Kessing Building Marker
Photo Caption:
Looking north along Green Street, Kessing Building on right. Across the railroad tracks is the Iriart Franco American Hotel on "H" Street. Streetlight on corner installed in 1915 when electricity first came to Tehachapi.
Site of the Kessing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
3. Site of the Kessing Building Marker
Site of the Kessing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
4. Site of the Kessing Building Marker
Tehachapi Water Tower & Railroad Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
5. Tehachapi Water Tower & Railroad Park
This tank actaully came from Keene, Ca.
Site of the Kessing Building 1950 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, March 15, 2014
6. Site of the Kessing Building 1950
Courtesy of Kelcy's Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2023, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   6. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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