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

The Rockwell Building

Built in 1904 – Destroyed by earthquake in 1983

 
 
The Rockwell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. The Rockwell Building Marker
Inscription.  Jim Rockwell started construction on his hotel during the oil boom of the 1900’s. The boom was unsurpassed in fast money, hard work, and rough play. People were sleeping in the streets with their pockets full of money and no place to stay. The Rockwell Building served these needs as a hotel upstairs and a business center on the ground level until 1983.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1983.
 
Location. 36° 8.418′ N, 120° 21.681′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street) near West Durian Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 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. Pleasant Valley Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Coalinga (within shouting
The Rockwell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. The Rockwell Building Marker
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distance of this marker); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amy Building (about 300 feet away); The Earthquake of 1983 (about 300 feet away); The Bertrich Block (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 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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