Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
opened December 26, 1874. Rebuilt to
three stories after fire of 1889
and operated until 1915. Redesigned
in 1916 to two-story business and
Erected 1967 by Kern County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is December 26, 1885.
Location. 35° 22.565′ N, 119° 1.117′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 19th Street, on the left when traveling north on Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vest Drug Store and Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Livermore and Chester Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Weill's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kress Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Hotel F.W. Woolworth Company Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brock's Department Store (about 300 feet away); Bank of Bakersfield (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.