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

Nut Bowl Fountain

1532 N. Main St.

 

— 1940 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Nut Bowl Fountain Marker
Inscription.  Originally a hardware store, the corner of this two-story building became the Nut Bowl Fountain restaurant in 1947. Proprietor Vern Snedden opened a second Nut Bowl in Pleasant Hill. The Walnut Creek Nut Bowl closed in 1967.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 161.)
 
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° 54.029′ N, 122° 3.673′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1532 North Main, 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. Leech House & Medical Clinic (a few steps from this marker); Women's Club of Walnut Creek Clubhouse (a few steps from this marker); Mauzy Plumbing (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall
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By Barry Swackhamer
2. Nut Bowl Fountain Marker (detail)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Reinharts's Building & Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence Garage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Office (about 300 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.
 
Additional commentary.
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Vern Snedden was my Mothers older brother. I worked for him at both restaurants. The staircase led to their apt and later the offices, I also worked in the office. Verne and his wife, Hazel were wonderful people and he was one of the best bosses I ever had. I still have one of the "Treasure Chests" from the fishing 'holes'
    — Submitted June 20, 2016, by Valerie Harmon-Curtis of Pensacola, Florida.
 
Nut Bowl Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Nut Bowl Fountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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