The Walnut Growers Association

The Walnut Growers Association (HM10JO)

Location: Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 21.408', W 121° 56.8'

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This is the site of the former Santa Clara Walnut Growers Association. The main plant was constructed here in late 1926/1927 on land purchased from the Town of Santa Clara. Hard shell walnuts in the state of California can be dated as early as 1854. By the 1870's fruit and nut orchards had begun to replace grain crops in the surrounding region. The Walnut Growers Association was formed in 1920 with 100 members. By 1943 the association numbered 1,300 growers who would bring truckloads of nuts to the plants. The statewide Association set standards for walnut production and marketing, and established the "Diamond" brand of walnuts.

The design of the building was considered industry specific with detailing characteristic of the craftsman era.
HM NumberHM10JO
Placed BySanta Clara City Council and the Historical and Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 593283 N 4134974
Decimal Degrees37.35680000, -121.94666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.408', W 121° 56.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 24.48" N, 121° 56' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)408, 619, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1699 Lafayette St, Santa Clara CA 95050, US
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