Los Altos in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
398 and 388 Main Street
—“The Bank” and “The Grocery” —
In 1919, the corner side of the building, now 398 Main Street, became the First National Bank of Los Altos, locally owned by the Shoup brothers. The inner building, presently 388 Main Street, then became a series of grocery stores with the most popular being "The Red and White Store".
Alex Gordon and Ted Grebbel later purchased the store. "Gordon's" prospered and moved to a large site. At that time "Cunningham's", a dry goods store, took over.
Los Altos Old Timers still refer to the building as "The Bank" and "The Grocery." The architectural style shows "Mission Revival" characteristics. In 1974, work on the building revealed nine coats of paint and parts of the original facade beneath the existing one.
Erected by City of Los Altos.
Location. 37° 22.679′ N, 122° 7.061′ W. Marker is in Los Altos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 388 Main Street, Los Altos CA 94022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 395/397 Main Street (a few steps from this marker); 316 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 306 Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southern Pacific Railroad Station (about 300 feet away); Los Altos Elementary School (about 300 feet away); Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mayfield Fire Bell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mariano Castro Adobe (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Altos.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.