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Costa Mesa in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ozment General Store & Post Office 1908(c)

 
 
Ozment General Store & Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 29, 2012
1. Ozment General Store & Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Costa Mesa Historical Site
Costa Mesa

Ozment
General Store
& Post Office
1908(c)

 
Erected 2009 by City of Costa Mesa, Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 33° 38.435′ N, 117° 55.151′ W. Marker is in Costa Mesa, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Newport Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted in the sidewalk in front of Bel Bambini. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa CA 92627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F.M. Bloom Shoe Repairs 1923(c) (here, next to this marker); Davis Barbershop & Soda Fountain 1921(c) (a few steps from this marker); Meyers Department Store 1924(c) (a few steps from this marker); Model Drug Store 1928(c) (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office 1925(c) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayside Market 1920(c) (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Balboa, Costa Mesa Branch 1923(c) (within shouting distance of this marker); TeWinkle Hardware 1922(c) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Costa Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
Bel Bambini image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 29, 2012
2. Bel Bambini
The marker is set into the sidewalk.
 Costa Mesa Walk of History Revealed. Ozment General Store and Post Office (1908-1917, pictured above). The city's first store. Walter Ozment paid $50 for the 1-acre lot. In 1909, Ozment became the town's first postmaster. The store was destroyed by fire in 1917. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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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 327 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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