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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First National Bank of Coalinga

Constructed 1909 - Destroyed by Earthquake and Fire in 1983

 
 
First National Bank of Coalinga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. First National Bank of Coalinga Marker
Inscription. The bank was a community business project spear-headed by Mr. A.E. Webb. Prominent folks were identified at the time by Mr. F.J. McCollum were the Peelers, the Boyles, Hivieys, Pikes (founders of Republic Supply), Turners, Heavys, Zwangs, Robinsons, Webbs, Kerrs, Haliburtons, McDonalds, Cheneys, Roberts and a Hundered and One other men who had much to do with the early founding of the community. The Bank moved to the corner of 5th and “D” St. after the Fox Hotel burned, previously known as the Pleasant Valley Hotel.
After the bank moved the building became home to the “Coalinga Inn,” Best steaks in the land.

Dedicated to the Coalinga community foundation and its board of directors for making a substantial donation to the Historic Plaque project.
Directors: Darlene Bakes; Hilda Crawford; Don Forth; Don Kerr; Linda Matsumoto; Herb Watanabe.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Location. 36° 8.418′ N, 120° 21.662′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street) north of East Elm Avenue (County Road 198), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
First National Bank of Coalinga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. First National Bank of Coalinga Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rockwell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Valley Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earthquake of 1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); Amy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent Meat Co. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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