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Fillmore in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

362 Central Avenue

 
 
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By James King, October 9, 2014
1. 362 Central Avenue Marker
Inscription. This hardware store was one of five owned by the three Hickey brothers of Ventura. The first location of this store was approximately 312 Central Avenue and was established by 1919. Harvey S. Patterson was the manager.

Harvey S. and Edith Patterson purchased the business from the Hickey brothers in 1937 and changed the name of the store to Patterson Hardware. Harvey S. died in 1959, and the business was purchased by his son Harvey F. Patterson and wife Emma.
 
Location. 34° 24.027′ N, 118° 54.819′ W. Marker is in Fillmore, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Central Avenue. Touch for map. This building is two doors south of the intersection of Central and Sespe. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Central Avenue, Fillmore CA 93015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 364 Central Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 348 Central Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 340 Central Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 338 Central Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 328 Central Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
362 Central Avenue image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 9, 2014
2. 362 Central Avenue
Patterson Hardware
320 Central Avenue (about 400 feet away); Fillmore State Bank (about 400 feet away); 317 Central Avenue (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fillmore.
 
Regarding 362 Central Avenue. Patterson's is one of the last of the old-time hardware stores where you could buy a screw or nut and not a package of 20 of them, where you could get something on account and your name was enough for them, where a high-school kid could say "charge it to this company or that ranch" and they would because they knew who you were working for at any given time.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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