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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Amy Building

Built 1907 – Destroyed 1983

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Amy Building Marker
Inscription.  A.P. May, Coalinga area pioneer and indomitable personality in the building of the town. In 1903, Mr. May constructed five galvanized iron buildings at this site. A project, in which his associates tried to discourage him because they believed that the community at the time didn’t warrant such expenditure. Four years later he tore down the galvanized buildings and built the two story, white brick “Amy Building.” to house among other things, a Bank, Pool Hall and Tobacco store. Downstairs, below street level, there was a rathskeller space with the beautiful tiled floor and it’s own outside entrance. Upstairs were offices for professional men. The “Amy Building": was named after his daughter Miss Amy May.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 36° 8.382′ N, 120° 21.633′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of Coalinga Plaza (North 5th
Amy Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Amy Building Marker
Street) and West Elm Street, on the left when traveling north on Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Earthquake of 1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent Meat Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bordagaray’s (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Coalinga (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rockwell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Valley Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 368 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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