Huntington Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of the S.R. Bowen Buildings
The S.R. Bowen industrial buildings were lcoally significant because of the elaborate, interior exposed wood truss roof supports and corrugated metal ("Tin"), exterior siding and roofing. The buildings contained machine, welding and blacksmith shops, warehouse space and offices. The buildings were constructed in 1920-1928 and dismantled in July 1989.
Samuel Redman Bowen was born in Martinez, CA and spent his early life in the San Francisco area. he came to Huntington Beach from Coalinga, CA in 1920. In 1928 he was elected Mayor of the City and served one term. he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Huntington Beach American Legion Post. He was also a past president of both the Huntington Beach Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Samuel Bowen died
Presented to the City of Huntington Beach by the Huntington Beach Company - 1989
Erected 1989 by The Huntington Beach Company.
Location. 33° 40.697′ N, 117° 59.871′ W. Marker is in Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Lake Street, on the right when traveling east on Yorktown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington Beach CA 92648, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Auditorium and Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Newland House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Scout Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); 126 Main Street (approx. 1.4 miles away); Duke Kahanamoku (approx. 1½ miles away); Courreges Ranch (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 1.9 miles away); Helm Tract (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington Beach.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 323 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.