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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Broadway Shopping Center

Broadway Plaza

 

— 1950s —

 
Broadway Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Broadway Shopping Center Marker
Inscription.  One of the first open-air malls, Broadway Shopping Center was built on undeveloped land at Main Street (Highway 21) and Mt. Diablo Boulevard (Highway 24). The 38-store center had Sears and J.C. Penny, a Lucky grocery store, and 1,500 free parking spaces.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.81′ N, 122° 3.523′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Broadway Plaza near Mt. Diablo Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1163 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Botelho Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Traffic (about 300 feet away); Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence (about 300 feet away); Harlan's Livery Stable
Broadway Shopping Center Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
2. Broadway Shopping Center Marker (detail)
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(about 400 feet away); Liberty Bell Replica (about 400 feet away); Kirsch Home (about 400 feet away); Main Street, 1910 (about 400 feet away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Broadway Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Broadway Shopping Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Sep. 27, 2022