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Brock's Department Store

 
 
Brock's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
1. Brock's Department Store Marker
Inscription. This site was deeded by Col Thomas Baker to Agnes Stine in 1871. Dave Hirshfeld ran the Pioneer Store here in 1899. Succeeded by Otto Belau in the same year. In 1904 the business was sold to Hochheimer and Co. After the 1919 fire the structure was rebuilt in 1920. In 1924 the property became Brock's Department Store, the present building was modernized following the earthquakes of 1952.
 
Erected 1970 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 22.619′ N, 119° 1.117′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of 1918 Chester Avenue and 20th Street, on the left when traveling west on 1918 Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1918 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Bakersfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Weill's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livermore and Chester Store (about 400 feet away); Kern County Land Company Building
Brock's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
2. Brock's Department Store Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bakersfield Californian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Oil Company Building (approx. mile away); Alphonse Weill Residence (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .  Kern County Museum. A historical photo of the department store. (Submitted on May 7, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Brock's Department Store image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
3. Brock's Department Store
It's now Timeless Furnishings.
Brock's Department Store image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
4. Brock's Department Store
Taken from the alley.
Plaque Placed Below the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
5. Plaque Placed Below the Marker
Everett Goodwin
Downtown Goodwill Ambassador
1981-2001
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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