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Julian in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Luca Store

1890

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
1. De Luca Store Marker
Inscription.  Frank De Luca, Italian immigrant, built this general store featuring fresh produce. A cold spring, struck in the excavation, spawned a cellar saloon. Julian voted dry in 1902 under local option law. The popular saloon thereafter sold only “cider, tonic and medicine.” De Luca was accused, at the urging of the anti saloon league, of illegally selling “spiritous liquors.” He was acquitted by sympathetic jurymen. He sold out and retired in 1912. This building has continuously housed a grocery store for more than 100 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 4.686′ N, 116° 36.119′ W. Marker is in Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2117 Main Street, Julian CA 92036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julian / The Eagle Gold Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheelbarrow Odometer Survey of 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Building (within shouting
De Luca Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
2. De Luca Store Marker
distance of this marker); Julian (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Levi~Marks Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julian.
 
De Luca Store image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
3. De Luca Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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