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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Walnut Growers; Processing Plant

Locust Street and Civic Drive

 

—circa 1920 —

 
Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker
Inscription. In 1917, local walnut ranchers formed a growers association and, a few years later, built a walnut processing plant next to the railway line that ran along today's California Boulevard. The plant closed in 1957 after most walnut groves were removed for housing developments.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 183.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.091′ N, 122° 3.795′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near Locust Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1646 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagstrom's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot
Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker (detail)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Mission Chapel (about 400 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This maker is located on Locust Street, but building's address is on Civic Drive.
This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Walnut Growers; Processing Plant Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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