Kern City French Bakery

Kern City French Bakery (HMGN5)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.551', W 119° 1.208'

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East Bakersfield, originally named Sumner, was founded by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1874. The name of the town was changed to Kern in 1893 and shortly thereafter was called Kern City.


This building, constructed in 1910, was originally the Kern City French Bakery. The bakery was located at 717 East 21st Street in Kern.

Around 1920, the Kern City French Bakery produced over 1,000 loaves of bread and rolls daily. Most of the bread was delivered to homes and hotels with a small quantity being sold in the store. During this time, a one pound loaf of bread cost eight cents.

Pierre and Juanita Laxague purchased the bakery from Joe and Lea Gueydan in 1947 and changed the name to Pyrenees Bakery. The Laxagues donated this building in 1961.
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HM NumberHMGN5
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Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316531 N 3918446
Decimal Degrees35.39251667, -119.02013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.551', W 119° 1.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.06" N, 119° 1' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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