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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Weill's Department Store

“Pioneers of the Past - Builders of the Furture”

 
 
Weill's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
1. Weill's Department Store Marker
Inscription. Alphonse Weill came from France to Havilah in 1870 and moved to Bakersfield in 1872, was employed by merchant Jacob Weil (No Relation), and became his partner in 1873. Subsequently Weill acquired the business and named it Weill's Department Store. A brick building replaced the wood structure in 1887 and was rebuilt after the fire in 1889. Weill died in 1946 and the firm was sold in 1952, but continued to operate as Weill's until 1963.
 
Erected 1976 by Lawerence & Helen Weill, Bakerfield Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 35° 22.58′ N, 119° 1.097′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on 19th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1419 19th Street,, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington House ( within shouting distance of this marker); Livermore and Chester Store ( within shouting distance of this marker); Brock's Department Store ( within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Bakersfield ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bakersfield Californian
Weill's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
2. Weill's Department Store Marker
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern County Land Company Building ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Alphonse Weill Residence ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern County Vietnam War Memorial ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Weill's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
3. Weill's Department Store Marker
Weill's Department Store image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 27, 2012
4. Weill's Department Store
Alphonse Weill Store 1885 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
5. Alphonse Weill Store 1885
This photo is on display at the Kern County Museum on a Wayside Marker titled Weill House
 
 
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 540 times since then and 40 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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