Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Designated by Stockton City Council 1979
Erected 1979 by City of Stockton. (Marker Number 25.)
Location. 37° 57.18′ N, 121° 17.234′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Joaquin Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the building facing East Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 East Main Street, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial and Savings Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goddess of Justice (about 400 feet away); Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); B & M Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Medico-Dental Building The Compass Rose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Head of Navigation (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Regarding California Building. This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1980.
The building is located next to the Historic Fox Theater, now known as The Bob Hope Theater.
1. George W. Kelham
George William Kelham (1871 - 1936) was an American architect most active in the San Francisco area. Born in Manchester, Massachusetts, Kelham was educated at Harvard and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1896. As an employee of New York architects Trowbridge & Livingston, he was sent by the firm to San Francisco for the Palace Hotel in 1906 and stayed. Kelham was responsible for the master plan for the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco and at least five major buildings in the city, along with significant work in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. He was also supervising architect for the University of California, Berkeley campus from 1927 to 1931.
— Submitted November 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
2. Farmers & Merchants Bank
Constructed in an Italian Renaissance style
— Submitted November 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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