Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Phelps Building
Erected 1910 – Dismantled 1967 (Built by W.J. Ochs)
“Phelps Building Asset to Coalinga
Excellent View of Coalinga’s Wonderful Field Can Be Obtained From Roof of Sky Scraper”
"One of the recent additions to the city of Coalinga and what gives the busy oil town a metropolis like appearance is the three-story brick structure that occupies the corner of Fifth and C streets in the heart of the city. Mr. Phelps who became prominent to the oil world through his connection with the renowned Silver Tip Well, in which he was a stockholder and took active part in its drilling. In the erection of the Phelps building, a departure from the main business portion of the city was made by owner Mr. I. Zed Phelps, a prominent operator both of Coalinga and other fields. In the third story of this magnificent building erected at a cost of approximately $50,000, is housed the Growlers Club, composed of most of the leading oil operators in the field and businessmen of the city. The second story has been put in first class shape for an ideal dancing pavilion and may also be converted to a social hall. In the ground floor, the independent Meat Co. has installed a meat market, the fixtures and appliances of which are not excelled in any shop of its size in the state. The corner room will soon be fitted up to be occupied by a large
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
Location. 36° 8.472′ N, 120° 21.749′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street) and East Cedar Avenue on Coalinga Plaza (North 5th Street). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B.M. Food Market (a few steps from this marker); Liberty “Airdome Theater” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bertrich Block (within shouting distance of this marker); “Dr. Bill” (within shouting distance of this marker); Coalinga Woman’s Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Valley Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Rockwell Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.