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

F.E. Cornell’s Country Store

 
 
F.E. Cornell’s Country Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
1. F.E. Cornell’s Country Store Marker
Inscription.  This building was erected in October of 1897 as F.E. Cornell’s Country Emporium, the first commercial building in town. In December 1897, a corner of the store was set aside as a post office and officially designated “Encinal”. Since another post office was operating under a similar name, Cornell was required to change the name of his post office. In 1901 both the post office and the town were officially named “Sunnyvale”.

Various enterprises have occupied portions of this building. In the heyday of canneries, this popular watering hole was open 24 hours a day.
 
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1897.
 
Location. 37° 22.652′ N, 122° 1.799′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of South Murphy Street
F.E. Cornell’s Country Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
2. F.E. Cornell’s Country Store Marker
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and West Evelyn Avenue on South Murphy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Murphy Street, Sunnyvale CA 94086, 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. Del Monte Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hendy Stamp Mill / Hendy's "California" Stamp Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hendy Ironworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joshua Hendy Iron Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Martin Murphy, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1½ miles away); Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
Formerly F.E. Cornell’s Country Store, now Thai Basil image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2012
3. Formerly F.E. Cornell’s Country Store, now Thai Basil
Formerly F.E. Cornell’s Country Store, now Thai Basil image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2012
4. Formerly F.E. Cornell’s Country Store, now Thai Basil
Murphy Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2012
5. Murphy Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022