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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Dimas, California

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Location of San Dimas, California
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1California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — Birthplace of San Dimas
La Cienega — Mud Springs — San Dimas. Los Angeles - San Bernardino - Sonora Road stage station & artesian aquifer, a place favored by the Gabrielino Tongva Indians. Near here in 1774 and 1776 Juan Bautisa de Anza, trailblazer . . . Map (db m137505) HM
2California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 7 — First Baptist Church1896
First organized church in San Dimas, the regular Baptist church was located on South Cataract Ave. The building was moved to this location in 1908. Its first pastor was Rev. E.G.O. Groat. The name was later changed to the "First Baptist . . . Map (db m167200) HM
3California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 1 — First Residence in San Dimas119 East First Street
This home, completed in 1887, was the first residence built in the newly laid out town by the San Jose Land Company. Its first occupants were the company's land agent E.M.Marshall, and his family.Map (db m167103) HM
4California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — Foresman & Hoke Building
Constructed in 1909, this building has seen many businesses over the years. Foresman & Hoke used the building as a hardware store, but the building was also used as a tinning shop and plumbing business. The upstairs was used as a social hall and . . . Map (db m167175) HM
5California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — Jedediah Strong Smith1799 - 1831
Jedediah Strong Smith, an American explorer, was the first man to lead a party of Americans over land into California. Setting out from near the Great Salt Lake in August, 1826, Smith and his party traveled the entire length of the Great . . . Map (db m168938) HM
6California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — La Cienega, Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas
La Cienega — Mud Springs. Los Angeles - San Bernardino - Sonora Road stage station and campground, a place favored by the Indians. Near here in 1774 and 1776 Juan Bautisa de Anza — trailblazer, colonizer — and his . . . Map (db m137504) HM
7California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 23 — Masonic Temple
L.T. Paulson, a local builder, designed the structure in the English Tudor style. It was completed in 1929 to serve as the home of San Dimas Masonic Lodge #428 F & AM. The building has served many functions and organizations and has played an . . . Map (db m167216) HM
8California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 3 — Methodist Church1901
The Methodists led by Rev. W.A. Brown, as pastor, completed their new church in 1901. Bishop Inwood of San Diego presided over the dedication ceremonies. In 1999 the building was severely damaged by fire. With help from the . . . Map (db m168936) HM
9California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — Pacific Electric Station
The Pacific Electric Railroad completed a line into San Dimas in 1912. This branch of the line continued into Sycamore Canyon to service the rock quarry located just above todays San Dimas Canyon Park. For many years, the Pacific . . . Map (db m167219) HM
10California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 11 — San Dimas Fruit Exchange1912
Organized in 1912 for the purpose of marketing the citrus fruit from the San Dimas and Charter Oak District. The name “Exchange Place” was given to this street as a result of the fruit exchange office.Map (db m168934) HM
11California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — San Dimas Garage
This building was built in 1910 by William A. Johnstone and purchased by J.S. (Jack) McIntyre for a garage and machine shop. It was the site of the first Ford agency franchise in San Dimas. Jack McIntyre was also captain of the Volunteer . . . Map (db m167221) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — San Dimas Grain Company
This building was constructed in 1897 by William A. Johnstone. For over 70 years the main sales were hay and grain. The store has grown and changed with the city. It has carried feed and tack, fuel for homes, farm implements, chickens, and pet . . . Map (db m167226) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — San Dimas Grammar School
This site was the location of three versions of the San Dimas Grammar School. The first school was a wooden structure built in 1891. The second building was erected in 1908 and was used until the third and final building was completed in 1930. In . . . Map (db m168925) HM
14California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 10 — San Dimas HotelWalker House — 1887 —
Designed by respected architects Joseph C. Newsom and his brother Samuel, the two and one-half story hotel was built in the Eastlake style. The San Jose Land Company began construction in 1885, but by the time it was completed in 1887, the . . . Map (db m127882) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — San Dimas Marmalade Factory
This building was constructed in 1919 and was located on the west side of San Dimas Avenue between Bonita Avenue and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. It was one of two plants which produced approximately 5,000,000 pounds of marmalade annually. The . . . Map (db m167167) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — San Dimas Sheriff’s Station
The first San Dimas Sheriff's Station opened in July 1927. It was located at 116 North San Dimas Avenue. In 1949, in order to make way for a new station, this building was moved to Fifth Street and Monte Vista Avenue and is now a single family . . . Map (db m167180) HM
17California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 9 — San Jose Division Headquarters
The San Jose Division Headquarters of the Los Angeles County Forestry Department was constructed on this site in 1927. The office had command of all fire activity from Duarte to the San Bernardino County line, and from the boundary of . . . Map (db m167106) HM
18California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — Santa Fe DepotSan Dimas
In May, 1887 in San Dimas the Santa Fe Railroad completed its transcontinental line. Centennial commemoration October 17, 1987.Map (db m127965) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 24 — Site of the San Dimas Telephone Exchange
Built in 1912 by Pomona Valley Telephone & Telegraph, the exchange served 112 telephones in San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont & Chino. The original brick building was replaced in 1959 by the San Dimas Water Company, remodeled in 1971 to the Early . . . Map (db m168935) HM
20California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 12 — Southern Pacific Railroad1895
The Southern Pacific Railroad constructed a station just west of Cataract Avenue at the crossing in 1895. The depot had living quarters above the offices for the station agent. Mr. Tom Gore and his family lived in the station and was agent for . . . Map (db m168915) HM
21California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Bank of San Dimas
Built in 1904, the building on Bonita Avenue and Exchange Place was home to the First National Bank of San Dimas. The first addition to the building in 1905 added a pharmacy. In 1913, a second addition on the north side became the home of the . . . Map (db m167177) HM
22California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Busy Bee Café
This building is significant as one of the early false front buildings on Bonita Avenue. It was constructed in 1906, for Harriet Hyde for use as a café. It has housed many businesses over the years, including a cobbler shop, beauty salon and a . . . Map (db m168930) HM
23California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Johnstone Building
A single story structure containing businesses opened on this site in 1902. James A. Johnstone and his son, William A. Johnstone built the present building in 1910. Over the years the ground floor contained a variety of businesses, including a . . . Map (db m168928) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Martin House
The home was built by William Malcolm Martin in 1901 as his family residence and was located near the southwest corner of the present Arrow Highway and Cataract Street. When moved to this location in 1987, it was turned so that the original front . . . Map (db m167199) HM
25California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Mexican Colony
To assure an adequate supply of workers, the Orange Growers Association and Lemon Growers Association partnered to build housing for Mexican workers. They constructed 34 small homes for families and two barracks for single men on this site. At . . . Map (db m168909) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Old Spanish Trail1829 - 1848
This plaque commemorates the 1200-mile Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This trail was used by Native Americans, explorers, trappers, immigrants, and Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from . . . Map (db m168937) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Orange Packing House
The Orange Packing House was constructed in 1910 and served the orange growers of San Dimas, Charter Oak, Covina & Glendora until the late 1950's, by which time the citrus industry was becoming a victim of urban change. The building was then used . . . Map (db m168913) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The R.M. Teague House
This location was once the site of the Robert M. Teague home and nursery office. The small building on the right was the office. By 1910, the San Dimas Teague Nursery had become the leading supplier of citrus trees in the world. Mr. Teague was . . . Map (db m167198) HM
29California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Sipple Building
The original brick building was constructed in 1904 by the Sipple Brothers, merchants from Azusa. The lower floor was divided into four stores for groceries, dry goods, candy, and a soda fountain. The San Dimas Rooming House on the second floor . . . Map (db m167174) HM
30California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Teague Nursery Showroom
R.M. Teague came to San Dimas in 1878 and developed the largest citrus nursery in the world. By 1888, he had close to 700,000 seedling trees growing in areas throughout San Dimas. He shipped trees to all parts of the world including Spain, . . . Map (db m167195) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — 15 — The Union Church of San Dimas
The Union Church of San Dimas was organized in 1912 and later renamed the San Dimas Community Church. Built in 1917 on San Dimas Avenue at Third Street, it is now affiliated with the United Church of Christ.Map (db m167211) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — The Walterscheid Building
This building was completed in 1920 and purchased by Joe Walterscheid in 1921. Joseph and Mary Walterscheid first operated a motorcycle shop and home appliance business, then a garage and café. Their son Jack joined the business in 1939 and . . . Map (db m167228) HM
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