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

El Sobrante's First Bank

 
 
El Sobrante's First Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. El Sobrante's First Bank Marker
Inscription.  
A branch of Mechanics Bank opened at this location in May 1955. Aside from its added faux roof façade and wall graphics, the building itself is a nice example of mid-century modern architecture, a recognized genre passionately preserved in many communities. In 1976, Mechanics Bank broke ground on a new facility two-hundred feet south where, as of 2014, it remains.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 57.896′ N, 122° 18.83′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Hillcrest Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3826 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arrival of the Strip Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboy Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a
El Sobrante's First Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. El Sobrante's First Bank Marker
direct line); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (about 400 feet away); Ranchos to Ranches (about 600 feet away); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (about 700 feet away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver's Hardware & Service Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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May. 27, 2020