Stockton in Vintage Photos - One

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Acacia Street - Charter Way

Stockton owes its existence to the efforts of Captain Charles Weber who was born near Homburg. Germany, on February 16. 1814. He had come to America in 1836 when he was twenty-two years old. He settled first in New Orleans. then went to Texas for five years.† However, he suffered a severe illness and his doctors advised a change of climate. Weber decided to visit his uncle who lived in Illinois but he was destined never to arrive there. En route in 1841, he stopped off at St. Louis. There he found the Bidwell-Bartleson Party preparing for their trek to California.

In 1842 Weber passed through the present site of Stockton on his way to San .Jose, While en-route, his eye was caught by the general region.' where Stockton stands. At that time it was called EI de los Franceses, after the French Canadians from the Hudson Bay Company who trapped otter and beaver near the site of what is now French Camp. he saw grass as high as his his horse's head, magnificent shady oaks and numerous water courses, and he realized that it would make excellent cattle country. He then became associated in San Jose with Wiliam Gulnac, a Mexican citizen by marriage and naturalization, in several businesses and persuaded Gulnac to apply for a land grant. In 1843 Guillermo William Gulnac petitioned the government for a grant of eleven square leagues of land lying east of the San Joaquin River Weber joined Gulnac in an effort to occupy the land and ended up buying him out for about $60,00, Gulnac was afraid of the Indians, but Weber never had any Indian problems

In 1847, Weber erected the first structure upon the present site of Stockton, It was a log cabin store, located at what is now the corner of Center Street and Weber Avenue

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California & Channel - NE corner - Grand Central Hotel
 <b>California & Channel</b> - NE corner - Grand Central Hotel - late 1800s-early 1900s
California & Channel - NE corner - Grand Central Hotel


California & Channel - Stockton Business College - Floyd Perry Jr. photo 1987

California & Channel - Stockton Business College

California & Channel - SE corner Stockton Business College (1891)

212 N. California - Vacant lot - Former Selma Apartments (1925-1940)

222-230 N. California - Pike's Furniture Store - Constructed in 1924

222-230 N. California - Matteoni's Restaurant - Constructed in 1924

240 N. California - California AutoTech

322 N. California St. - Previously The Downtown Motel - photo by Ron Chapman

602 N. California St. - Former Tolbert Mobilegas - Left photo posted by Kevin Shawver

630 N. California St - Former Dawson's Van & Storage Garage Entrance

630 N. California St - Morris Brothers / Former Dawson's Van & Storage

702 N. California - Cal-Park Liquors

702 N. California - Cal-Park Liquors

1420 N. California - Former State Armory - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

1420 N. California - Former State Armory - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman.

1521 N. California - Former George's Drive Inn

1800 N. California - St Josephs Hospital / St Josephs Home

1800 N. California - St Josephs Hospital / St Josephs Home

1800 N. California - St Josephs Hospital / St Josephs Home

1800 N. California - St Josephs Hospital / St Josephs Home

1800 N. California - St Josephs Hospital / St Josephs Home
Former Street Car Barns and Offices - 2850 N. California Street
Former Street Car Barns and Offices - 2850 N. California Street

2101 N. California Street, 1935
 <b - Street Car Barns and Offices - 2850 N. California Street.</b> Built in 1907 The first Stockton built 10 horsepower electric streetcars were introduced in 1892 to replace horse and mule drawn trolleys used since 1875. The Stockton Electric Railroad Co. built the Streetcar Barns and Office Complex in 1907 and utilized this facility until 1941 after which gasoline powered motor coaches served as the primary mode of public transportation. The building was added to the city register by resolution number 85-0307 on May 13, 1985. The building stands today as a grocery store
Former Street Car Barns and Offices - 2850 N. California Street

18 S. California Street

21 S. California - Scott's Stationary - Demolished

California and Market - Keyes House

220-222 S. California - Torsean- Body Works - 1910

220-222 S. California - Torsean- Body Works

247 S. California - Claremont Apartments - 1920s

1420 S. California - Former Lucky's Milk and Ice Cream - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

840 S. Cardinal Ave - Elmwood Elementary School

840 S. Cardinal Ave - Elmwood Elementary School

State of California Office Building - 31 E. Channel

Cornethian Building - 31 E. Channel

25 East Channel Street

31 E. Channel - Busalacchi Fish Market - (1947)

Channel & Hunter - Kevin Shawver

Channel & Hunter St and Philadelphia House - 205 Bridge St. 1880s

191-193 East Channel - Europa Hotel & Weber Fire Department - 1880s

Channel and San Joaquin - Columbia House
419 E. Channel - Stockton Auto Garage - 1909

Ambassador Hotel - Channel & Sutter looking NE, Ron Chapman photo
Acacia Street
Acacia Street

Eden Square Apartments from 46 W. Acacia St

143 W. Acacia Street - Swett-Moreing Home - 1883

Dr. Cross House - 207 W. Acacia St - Built in 1890

Superintendent's Home - 521 E. Acacia St

525 W. Acacia Street - Dameron Hospital early 1900s

525 W. Acacia Street - Dameron Hospital 1914

525 W. Acacia Street - Dameron Hospital 1965

525 W. Acacia Street - Dameron Hospital 1969

Acacia & Lincoln across from - Dameron Hospital

Temple Israel Cemetery - 1110 East Acacia Street

186 West Adams - Dot's Dogs
Airport Way

Airport & 8th 1960s - Ron Chapman photo

Airport & 8th

2141 Airport Way

2141 Airport Way

Former Gaines Market/ Uly's Market (1976) - Ron Chapman photo

Airport Flight Deck Cocktails

Airport Metro Room

Airport Lobby
Evvivia - 151 W. Alder
Alpine Avenue

Centromart 2150 West Alpine

2211 W. Alpine

Former Gaines Market

229 E. Alpine

Alpine at 3311 N Sutter - Alpine Mill in the 1930's

480 E. Alpine - Former Bill's Shell Service

3212 N. California - Former Oak Park Inn - Ron Chapman photo

Amber & Hammer - Stockton Fire Department, 1960s
American Street

20-30 N. American St. Former Montgomery Ward - Floyd Perry Jr. Photo

20-30 N. American St. Former Montgomery Ward

19 N. American St. - Hotel Terry and 533-543 E. Main

140 North American Street Former Gaia Delucchi Delicatessen & Grocery Store
335 N. American - Four Square Church (1957) / 349 N. American (1942) - Demolished

600 Block of N. American St. - Former El Dorado Brewery

600 Block of N. American St. - Former El Dorado Brewery

600 Block of N. American St. - Former El Dorado Brewery

Original Temple Israel - 821 N. American St
 <b>Original Temple Israel - 821 N. American St</b> - Built in 1855 A simple clapboard siding building, it's one of Stocktonís oldest buildings and also the oldest surviving synagogue structure in California. Originally constructed near Miner Avenue and El Dorado Street it seated 200 and served surrounding counties. The building was moved to this site in 1905 and converted to apartments. Located in the Magnolia Historic Preservation District. The oldest building on the city register, the building was added to the city register by resolution number 39,264 on July 26, 1982
Original Temple Israel - 821 N. American St
Aurora Street

33 N. Aurora - Spanos Apartments / Walsh Apartments
147 N. Aurora - Former George Wolfe Grocer - The building stands today 147 N. Aurora - Former George Wolfe Grocer - The building stands today

Aurora & Lindsay - Gravem-Inglis Bakery

Aurora & Lindsay - Gravem-Inglis Bakery

540 N. Aurora - former Carnation Company / Gloria Ice Cream Company
Sears Roebuck Building - 620 N. Aurora St - Originally used by the Sunset Door and Sash Co., this vernacular style structure is the oldest massive brick industrial complex still standing in Stockton. Remodeled in 1916, it became the Sears, Roebuck and Companyís only mail order distribution center in California until 1927. Searsí extensive stock ranged from baby carriages to windmills to feeding molasses. The building was added to the city register by resolution number 86-0274 on May 12, 1986
620 N. Aurora - Sears Roebuck Building

620 N. Aurora - Sears Roebuck Building

620 N. Aurora - Sears Roebuck Building

F. Watrous Feed-Sales - Aurora between Main & Market

35 S. Aurora - Former Althouse Eagal Ford

39 South Aurora at Market St - Aurora Welding Works - 1920s

Aurora & Church - Holt Manufacturing - 1915

April 22, 1918, British General Ernest Dunlop Swinton
527 S. Aurora & Hazelton Former Engine House Number 6

527 S. Aurora & Hazelton Former Engine House Number 6

1000 Block Aurora & Jefferson - Samson Tractor
1000 Block Aurora & Jefferson - Samson Tractor
1000 Block Aurora & Jefferson - Samson Tractor
1000 Block Aurora & Jefferson - Samson Tractor Office
1000 Block Aurora & Jefferson - Samson Tractor Office
Benjamin Holt

552 W. Benjamin Holt -Naughty Nicks
Bridge Place
B&M Building - 25 Bridge Place
B&M Building - 25 Bridge Place
B&M Building - 25 Bridge Place
B&M Building - 25 Bridge Place. Constructed sometime during the 1860s and 1870s. Read More

B&M Building - 25 Bridge Place

This building which is located close to the head of Stockton's Deepwater Channel, bring to mind memories of bygone commerce when Stockton functioned as the primary depot supplying the Mother Lode gold mines. Featuring hints of Italianate styling, the building is abundant with history going back to the California Gold Rush Era. The name B & M was created during the 1930s for the then owners of the building Joseph Breidenbach & Alexander McDonald. The structure was added to the City of Stockton register by resolution number 40,069, August 29, 1983.

121 Bridge Place - Philadelphia House - Built by Joseph Bridenback in 1871
121 Bridge Place - Philadelphia House
121 Bridge Pl. - Sherwood Hotel in 1976 / Mason Hotel (1928)

Bridge & Eldorado - Former Masonic Temple
California Street

11 N. California St. - Hotel Main / Hotel MacAllister
21 - Walt's Tavern / Now a parking lot
25 - California Clothiers - Now a parking lot
29 - Furhman Music - Now a parking lot
31 - Howard's Jewelers - Now a parking Lot

19 N. California - Former Pioneer Tomale

19 N. California - Former Pioneer Tomale

19 N. California - Former Pioneer Tomale

Land Hotel 1960 photo courtesy of Bank of Stockton Historical Photograph Collection

Hotel St. Leo - 33 N. California

Hotel St. Leo - 33 N. California

46 N. California - H.C. Shaw Company

Humphreys College / Humphreys School of Business - 108 North California Street

William P. Miller Carriage Manufacturing - 115-121 North California Street

William P. Miller Carriage Manufacturing - 115-121 North California Street

128 N. California - E.F. Williams - Wood Coal and Hay

135 N. California St. - J.N. Harrison & Sons Grocery - 1915
Center Street

Center & El Dorado - Colemans - 1930s

13 North Center - Leland House / Leland Rooms - Ron Chapman photo

Center & Levee

Center & Levee - Russ House Ron Chapman, Kevin Shawver

205 - Weber Point Holiday Inn, Holiday Gulf Station

221 N. Center - Holiday Inn - Demolished

221 N. Center - Holiday Inn - Demolished - Left photo, Scott Herring

235 N. Center - Chili Pepper Restaurant - Behind the Holiday Inn

235 N. Center - Chili Pepper Restaurant - Behind the Holiday Inn

Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium Under Construction

Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium - 525 N. Center St

Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium - 525 N. Center St
First Church of Christ Scientist - 801 N. Center St - The first services were held on November 25, 1928 in this Grecian-ionic church designed by local architect Glenn Allen. The classical interior seats 1000 and features a leaded glass skylight centered in the dome, inlaid mahogany paneling and curly birch pews. Foyer details include bronze light fixtures and gold leaf accents. The Stockton Record deemed it a 'Beautiful Edifice' upon completion in 1928. Added to the city register by resolution number 95-0107 on March 20, 1995
First Church of Christ Scientist - 801 N. Center St.

1200 N. Center St - Odd Fellows IOOF Hall, built in 1935
South Center - Mostly Demolished in the West End Redevelopment

Occidental Hotel (center) and Weber House (foreground), ca. 1875

SW Corner Center and Main Streets Occidental Hotel

Center & Main - Looking at Main Street - 1880s

Occidental Hotel center and Weber

Weber House - Center Street - 1860s

33-35 S. Center, 29 S. Center, 25 S. Center

27 S. Center St. - Zieglers / Panama Inn Tavern

33-35 S. Center - Liberty Theatre / Royal Theatre

103 S. Center - U.S. Hotel - 1964 Ron Chapman photo

Centro-Mart - 111 South Center - Demolished

111-117 South Center - Centro-Mart -† today, it's the Greyhound Bus Depot location

139 S. Center - Roley's Chevron / Mandarin Market

Center and Washington - Franklin School

Center and Washington - Franklin School

228 S. Center - Colombo Hotel - Demolished in West End Redevelopment

230 S. Center - Centro Hotel

324 S. Center - Arroyo's Cafe

324 S. Center - Arroyo's Cafe / Former Acme Auto Parts†

401 S. Center - Stockton Rescue Mission / Nippon Hotel

Gaetano Alegretti's grocery and saloon at 403 S. Center

410 S. Center St - Dayton Cyclery 1915 Dayton Motorcycle
443 S. Center St.

1203 S. Center St. - Former Huck's Drive Inn & Huckins Mobile Gas

1203 S. Center St. - Former Huck's Drive Inn & Huckins Mobile Gas

1203 S. Center St. - Former Huck's Drive Inn & Huckins Mobile Gas

1335 S. Center - C.A. Jensen's Shoe Repair - Late 1800s - Early 1900s

1425 S. Center - Thomas Alva Edison High School

Center and Eldorado Streets looking North - 1930s
Channel Street
Charter Way

147 E. Charter Way - Former Don's Drive Inn / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers

47 E. Charter Way - Don's Drive Inn / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers -† Ron Chapman photo

147 E. Charter Way - Former Don's Drive Inn / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers

202 E. Charter Way - Former Foster's Old Fashion Freeze

207 E. Charter Way - Former Toppers Drive Inn - SPD Archive photo

207 E. Charter Way - Former Toppers Drive Inn - SPD Archive photo

207 E. Charter Way - Former Toppers Drive Inn - SPD Archive photo

210 E. Charter - Bank of America - Former Foster's Freeze location - Ron Chapman photo

230 E. Charter Way - El Jaliciense Meat Market - Ron Chapman photo

Charter Way and San Joaquin looking West - Kevin Shavwer

Former Safeway 349 East Charter Way

Former Safeway 349 East Charter Way

401 E. Charter Way - Gaby's Cafe

608 E. Charter Way
- Beto's Mexican Restaurant / Former Taco Bell
700-702 E. Charter - Furniture Store / Former Donald Hillcock Dentist

Charter Way Underpass looking East. 1937

Charter Way and 1409 S. Airport Way - Former Horse Shoe Club

1333 E. Charter Way - Stockton Motor Inn / Former Motel Lodge

Charter And Wilson Way looking East - 1934

Charter And Wilson Way looking West - 1934

Charter Way Detention Center

1747 E. Charter Way - Al Labrucherie, Diamond T Trucks
Charter Way West - Cherokee Rd. - Clay St.

Pacific Insane Asylum SE corner of Center and Charter Way


310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market

310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market
310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market 310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market

530 W. Charter Way - Charter Way Friendship Inn
1850 Cherokee Road - Glen McGill Motorcycles
1850 Cherokee Road - Glen McGill Motorcycles

3645 Cherokee Road - Garvey's Restaurant
 <b>Wong K. Gew Mansion - 345 W. Clay</b></b>- Designed by architect Peter Sala and constructed in a Classical Neo-Georgian style (1900-24) by Losekann & Clowdsley, the home was one of the most costly in Stockton by the time it was completed in 1921.
Wong K. Gew Mansion - 345 W. Clay
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 <b>Nippon Hospital - 25 S. Commerce</b> - Built in a Classical Revival style with gable crowns, colored brick, and classic Greek architecture, the two-story, 4864 square-foot structure was constructed in 1919 in response to the inadequate care that Japanese people received during an influenza outbreak the previous year. Named for the Japanese word for 'Japan,' the hospital featured 30 hospital rooms, a surgery suite, and an ethnic kitchen. Due to its central location within the Japanese area of Stockton, as well as racial discrimination from Chinese and non- Asians elsewhere, the hospital catered exclusively to Stockton's Japanese population of approximately 4,300 - one of the largest in the United States. The hospital incorporated in 1922, and reorganized in 1925, only to close its doors in 1930 due to financial matters. The building was later used as the Hotel Bryant until 1978, when the Stockton City Council placed it on the historical landmark list by resolution number 35,548 on August 28, 1978. As the building itself is the only remaining structure from the early Japanese community in Stockton, it was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as #78000762 on September 18, 1978
Bryant Hotel until 1978 - Former Nippon Hospital - 25 S. Commerce

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