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

Valley Mercantile

1403 N. Main St.

 

— 1916 —

 
Valley Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
1. Valley Mercantile Marker
Inscription.  Originally located at another Main Street site, Valley Mercantile move into the old Grange Hall at this corner around 1910. The owner, Joseph Silviara, replaced the wood structure with a brick building in 1916. In addition to its retail business, Valley Mercantile offered banking services.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 149.)
 
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° 53.957′ N, 122° 3.662′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Cypress Street near North Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1511 Cypress 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. Lawrence Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker);
Valley Mercantile Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Valley Mercantile Marker (detail)
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Walnut Creek Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley Bros. Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Stow Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. Though the address for the Silveira Building is 1403 North Main Street, the marker is located on the sidewalk on the left side of the building on Cypress Street.

This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Valley Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
3. Valley Mercantile Marker
Silveira Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
4. Silveira Building
The plaque on the building reads:
Silveira Building 1916
Dedicated to the memory of Joseph L. and Constance M. Silveira by their grandchildren
July 1993
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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