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

Stow Building

1375 N. Main St.

 

— 1910 —

 
Stow Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Stow Building Marker
Inscription.  With its twin towers and bay windows, the two-story Stow Building was a landmark on Main Street for many years. James Stow constructed the building for his mercantile store. The towner and bay windows were removed in a 1947 remodel.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 141.)
 
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° 53.922′ N, 122° 3.628′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Duncan Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1364 North Main Street, 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. Bradley Bros. Shop (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (within shouting distance
Stow Building Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
2. Stow Building Marker (detail)
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of this marker); Rogers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rogers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge over Walnut Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. The site referred to by this marker is across the street. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Stow Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Stow Building Marker
The present day Stow Building is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Sep. 27, 2022