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

Downtown Traffic

North Main Street

 

—Early 1950s —

 
Downtown Traffic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Downtown Traffic Marker
Inscription. The 1951 opening of Broadway Shopping Center increased traffic on Main Street, which also doubled as part of two state highways. Photos like this helped convince State officials to build a freeway bypass to ease congestion. The new freeway opened in 1960.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 125.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.907′ N, 122° 3.621′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street near Duncan Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1354 North Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Site of Rogers Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Stow Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge over Walnut Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley Bros. Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank
Downtown Traffic Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Downtown Traffic Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); San Ramon Valley Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Downtown Traffic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Downtown Traffic Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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