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El Sobrante in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Arrival of the Strip Mall

 
 
Arrival of the Strip Mall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. Arrival of the Strip Mall Marker
Inscription.
Hill View Center, El Sobrante's first strip mall, was constructed in 1960. Though the businesses have changed over the years, the appearance of the complex has changed very little. The "ranch house" architectural style was very popular during this era and its adaptation to commercial use on this center seemed perfectly compatible was the tracts of ranch-style homes being built in El Sobrante at the time.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.902′ N, 122° 18.86′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Hillcrest Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3817 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Sobrante's First Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboy Country (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (about 500 feet away); Ranchos to Ranches
Arrival of the Strip Mall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. Arrival of the Strip Mall Marker
(about 500 feet away); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (about 600 feet away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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