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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Japanese Nurseries

 
 
Japanese Nurseries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Japanese Nurseries Marker
Caption: Altachi Nursery was founded in 1905. In 1997 Home Depot opened on that site.
Inscription.  
In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants planted the seeds of a remarkable nursery community in El Cerrito and Richmond. These nurseries were located mostly west of San Pablo Avenue and north of Portrero Avenue. After interment during World War II, many of these growers returned and rebuilt their nurseries.

 
Erected by El Cerrito Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the California - El Cerrito - San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.667′ N, 122° 19.222′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Wall Avenue, on the left when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11795 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); Summertime Fun in El Cerrito
Japanese Nurseries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Japanese Nurseries Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Stege Sanitary (approx. half a mile away); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Streetcars in El Cerrito (approx. 0.6 miles away); Little Italy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holy Ghost Festa (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the southwest corner of San Pablo and Wall Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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