Scott General Store Historical

Scott General Store Historical (HM1XQO)

Location: Novato, CA 94945 Marin County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 6.426', W 122° 34.074'

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857 Grant Avenue

On February 4, 1890, the Sausalito News reported "A.D. Scott will erect a fine store and move his general merchandise business to the town site." Alexander Dill Scott, who emigrated from Nova Scotia, built his store at this location.

The post office was in the store from 1891 to 1896, and again from 1900 to 1914. In 1908, J.W. Cain installed a small frame switchboard with a ten-phone line capacity. In 1945, Pini Hardware occupied the building after a fire at their Grant Avenue location.

Referred to a "Scott's Hall," there was a large room upstairs where plays, meeting and religious services were held. Novato's 4-H Club and the Druids held their first meetings here.

In the 1970's it was occupied by Johnson's Red Barn furniture store and later, a publisher moved out when the floor buckled under the weight of his books.

In1979, a fire damaged much of the building's interior, but the exterior remains preserved.
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HM NumberHM1XQO
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Placed ByNovato Historical Guild
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 537882 N 4217786
Decimal Degrees38.10710000, -122.56790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 6.426', W 122° 34.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 6' 25.56" N, 122° 34' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 857 Grant Ave, Novato CA 94945, US
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