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

Lawrence Garage

1499 N. Main St.

 

1921

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
1. Lawrence Garage Marker
Inscription. Preferring cars to the family meat business, Lester Lawrence opened this auto garage across from his brother's meat market in 1921. Soon, he also began selling cars. He owned several dealerships over the years, including a dealership on North Main near Geary Road.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 151.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.982′ N, 122° 3.663′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Bonanza Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1499 North Main, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Walnut Creek Meat Market (a few steps from this marker); Valley Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre
Lawrence Garage Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Lawrence Garage Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mauzy Plumbing (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Lawrence Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
3. Lawrence Garage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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