398 and 388 Main Street Historical

398 and 388 Main Street Historical (HM1W62)

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

N 37° 22.679', W 122° 7.0618242'

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circa 1910

—“The Bank” and “The Grocery” —

This "double building" was built by Paul and Guy Shoup around 1910. It was the third building in downtown Los Altos and housed the offices of Altos Land Company, Los Altos Building and Loan Association, Los Altos Water Company, University Land Company, and Walter A. Clark, General Agent for the Los Altos Land Company.

In 1919, the corner side of the building, now 398 Main Street, became the First National Bank of Los Altos, locally owned by the Shoup brothers. The inner building, presently 388 Main Street, then became a series of grocery stores with the most popular being "The Red and White Store".

Alex Gordon and Ted Grebbel later purchased the store. "Gordon's" prospered and moved to a large site. At that time "Cunningham's", a dry goods store, took over.

Los Altos Old Timers still refer to the building as "The Bank" and "The Grocery." The architectural style shows "Mission Revival" characteristics. In 1974, work on the building revealed nine coats of paint and parts of the original facade beneath the existing one.
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HM NumberHM1W62
Placed ByCity of Los Altos
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10H E 578115 N 5862830
Decimal Degrees37.37798333, -122.11769707
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.679', W 122° 7.0618242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 40.74" N, 122° 7' 3.709452" W
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Area Code(s)650, 408
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 398 Main St, Los Altos CA 94022, US
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