Forner Pure Sausage Company. Photo by Gene Wright

Central Avenue Lodi

In 1902 Lodi was a thriving town of 1600 inhabitants. Located on the Southern Pacific Railroad fourteen miles north of Stockton. It was the second town in size and business in San Joaquin County. There were two wineries and a cannery, enabling the farmers to find a ready market for their fruits and Vegetables. There were five churches, public and high schools, bank, wells Fargo Express office and telegraph and telephone offices.

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Lockeford Avenue Intersects
Pine Street Intersects
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Lodi Avenue Intersects
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Central Avenue
307 S. Central - Green's Radio Service (68)
Click to Enlarge 307 S. Central - Northern California Book & Bible House (68)
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 310 S. Central - Torres Appliance / Former Best Buy Market (68)
312 S. Central - Nu Home Upholstery (68)/ Former home of Lodi Cyclery which boasted the best selection of Indian Motorcycles in Lodi and sold Indian Motorcycles until Indian went out of business in 1953. Indian was resurrected in 1999 and again in 2004 and continues in business today
Click to Enlarge 311 S. Central - Lorgean's Beauty Shop (68)
313 S. Central - Walt's Barber Shop
315 S. Central -
Click to Enlarge 314 S. Central - F&F Market
Click to Enlarge 321 S. Central - Veterans of Foriegn Wars (68) / Lodi Victory Center
420 S. Central - Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

421 S. Central - Rodacker Serveice (68) /Brackett Gas Station

Click to Enlarge 514 S. Central - Diana's Hair Styling / Zimmerman's Accordian School (68) / Former Goehring Drugs
516 S. Central - Hattie's Beauty Salon (68) / Former Retzer Beauty Shop
Click to Enlarge 517 S. Central - Former I.W. Loewen Men's Clothing (68)
Click to Enlarge 519 S. Central - Latino American Travel
Click to Enlarge 520 S. Central - Remnant of former Daniel Tetz Gas Station
Click to Enlarge 600 S. Central - Mar Y Tierra Restaurant
Click to Enlarge 603 S. Central - Dos Hermanos Market / Central Cafe (68)/ Former Knecht Barber
605 S. Central - Ray's Barber Shop (68)
Click to Enlarge 606 S. Central - Former Haven Hardware / Karl Fischer Restaurant
Click to Enlarge 608 S. Central - Anderson's Maytag Home Appliance Center / Former Loewen Variety
610 S. Central - Former Fritz Rott Baker / John Fischer Shoe Repair
612 S. Central - Zimmerman Launderette (68)/ Former Fritz Reinholt Furniture
Click to Enlarge 609 S. Central - Taquera La Central / Former Schopp Real Estate Company (68)
Click to Enlarge 614 S. Central - Laundromat / Former Jeweler
616 S. Central - Travel Agency / Former Central Market / AE Scholtthauer Grocer
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 620 S. Central - Former Mission Cash Store (68) / Lodi Sausage & Meat Company / Nicholas Felton Meats & HC Reisweg Grocer
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 715 S. Central - Remedy Church - Gravity Church / Former Central Seventh Day Adventist Church with Madison Hall
Click to Enlarge 825 S. Central - Ebenezer Congregational Church
Click to Enlarge 830 S. Central - Former Herbert Suelze Plumber
Click to Enlarge 838 S. Central - Former John Fuller Electric Appliances

840 S. Central - Former Ruth Graf Confy

842 S. Central - Former Quality Cleaners (68) / Former W.C. Barmore Cleaners
Click to Enlarge 844 S. Central - E&L Market - Vine & Central - Elmer & Leona / Former AT Kelm Grocer
Click to Enlarge 845 S. Central - La Chiquita Meat Market /Former Lodi Sausage & Meat Co. (68) /Former Carl Pfieffle Meats
Kettleman Lane Intersects
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