395/397 Main Street Historical

395/397 Main Street Historical (HM1W65)

Location: Los Altos, CA 94022 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22.669', W 122° 7.0518242'

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—“Copeland Building” —

Built in 1911, this two-story structure, often referred to as the "Copland Building". was the forth building to appear along Main Street. At one time a side door existed on First Street near the rear of the building. Except for the removal of this separate entrance and the addition of the brick facing to the first floor in the mid-1970's, it stands as originally built. A drug store and a notions counter occupied the corner building (397 Main) with a fountain and candy store in front. One had to pass through them to reach the post office in the rear. Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Copeland ran the entire operation. For a time, Mr. Copeland reactivated and published the Los Altos Star, the news organ of the Altos Land Company.
In 1923 the drugstore was sold to Jack Gregory, who operated it for more than a decade. Jack Shoup, Paul's son, owned the store when Samuel Kahn bought it in 1939.
The other side of the building (395 Main) housed a bakery for many years and then in 1926 a theatre. Charlotte Gregory played the piano for the movies and there were also shows with live talent. The theatre was a popular gathering place on Saturday nights. The upstairs served as living quarters for the Croplands and later for the Gregorys, and eventually as the first office space available in town.
HM NumberHM1W65
Placed By City of Los Altos
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10H E 578130 N 5862848
Decimal Degrees37.37781667, -122.11753040
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.669', W 122° 7.0518242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 40.14" N, 122° 7' 3.109452" W
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Area Code(s)650, 408
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 397 Main St, Los Altos CA 94022, US
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