“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Pioneer Store

Diller-Chamberlain Store


—Historic Trail Site #3 —

The Pioneer Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 9, 2009
1. The Pioneer Store Marker
Redwood City Historic Landmark
Redwood City Historic Landmark No.2
National Register Historic District

This Brick Building was constructed in 1859 as a general store for J.V. Diller, who became Redwood City's first mayor in 1867. From 1875 until 1911, P.P. Chamberlain (County Treasurer 1882-1925) operated a Wells Fargo Agency from the store, which also served as county's treasurer's office.
Erected 1990 by Historic Resources Advisory Committee. (Marker Number 3.)
Location. 37° 29.226′ N, 122° 13.594′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Main Street near Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 726 Main Street, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diller-Chamberlain Gen. Store/American Hotel-American House/Sequoia Hotel/Bank of San Mateo County (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Embarcadero Turning Basin Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alhambra Theater (about 400 feet away); Former Site of Sequoia High School
The Pioneer Store image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 9, 2009
2. The Pioneer Store
(about 700 feet away); Sequoia Union High School (about 800 feet away); New Sequoia/Fox Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Redwood City War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
Also see . . .
1. Path of History. Redwood City's plans of creating a walking tour of the historical buildings in town along with markers displaying a photo and detailing the building's contribution to Redwood City's history. (Submitted on December 14, 2009.) 

2. Pioneer Store. A 1901 photo of the Pioneer Store (Submitted on December 14, 2009.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Diller-Chamberlain Store image. Click for more information.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division
3. Diller-Chamberlain Store
Historic American Buildings Survey
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on December 16, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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