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Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Walnut Growers Association

 
 
The Walnut Growers Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2012
1. The Walnut Growers Association Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the former Santa Clara Walnut Growers Association. The main plant was constructed here in late 1926/1927 on land purchased from the Town of Santa Clara. Hard shell walnuts in the state of California can be dated as early as 1854. By the 1870ís fruit and nut orchards had begun to replace grain crops in the surrounding region. The Walnut Growers Association was formed in 1920 with 100 members. By 1943 the association numbered 1,300 growers who would bring truckloads of nuts to the plants. The statewide Association set standards for walnut production and marketing, and established the “Diamond” brand of walnuts.

The design of the building was considered industry specific with detailing characteristic of the craftsman era.
 
Erected by Santa Clara City Council and the Historical and Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 37° 21.408′ N, 121° 56.8′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Reeve Street, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1777 Layaette Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
The Walnut Growers Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2012
2. The Walnut Growers Association Marker
The marker is in the left foreground.
distance of this marker. Parade of Champions (approx. 0.2 miles away); S.E.S. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Field House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Copeland Morse Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morse Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hichborn House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell – Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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