Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of First Business Building of Record
Erected 1997 by Harvey and Lois Kaplow.
Location. 38° 21.395′ N, 121° 59.269′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker is at the intersection of Merchant Street and Main Street when traveling north on Merchant Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the left front of The Heritage House Cafe building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Merchant Street, Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gillespie’s Store (here, next to this marker); Built 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Triangle Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Hospital" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Opera House (about 400 feet away); Barcar Building (about 400 feet away); The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacaville.
Regarding Site of First Business Building of Record.
1. E.F. Gillespie
The Suisun City Historic Waterfront web site mentions that in 1868, George A. Gillespie, brother of E.F. Gillespie, was publishing the Solano Press. E.F. Gillespie had opened the first business in Vacaville and had gone on to become sheriff of Solano County.
— Submitted March 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.