Charter Way Then and Now



Stockton's Charter Way
(at one Time South Street)

 

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U.S. Highway 50 was created in 1926. It ran through Tracy, up Mckinley to Charter Way and East and then north on Wilson Way. Charter Way was a booming area from the 30's until the 80's when I-5 through Stockton was completed. Subsequently A cross town freeway was constructed to direct traffic from I-5 to Highway 99. Later Charter Way was renamed Martin Luther King Drive. Lots of history on Charter Way, although the area is much quieter now. This page uses a combination of then and now photos.

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Click to Enlarge10 E. Charter - Former La Loma Medical 
30 E. Charter - Anthony Silva Restaurant
36 E. Charter - A&H Garage
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge48 E. Charter - El Camino Tires / Former Pop Shoppe / Former Cox's Shell / Daugherty Gas - Also a 1401 S. El Dorado St address 
Click to Enlarge1347 S. El Dorado St - El Grullenese / Former Ben's Chevron Station  
See South El Dorado Street
El Dorado Intersects
101 E. Charter - Former Bosworth Gas Station
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge110 E. Charter Way - Church's Chicken - Left Photo 134 E. Charter - Kentucky Fried Chicken, A&W and 110 E. Charter, Church's Chicken 
Click to Enlarge134 E. Charter - Kentucky Fried Chicken and A&W 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge135 E. Charter - Paisano Liquors / former Headquarters Liquor Store / Headquarters News Stand 
144 E. Charter - Thornton Used Cars
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147 E. Charter Way - Former Don's Drive Inn / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers - Second from right Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman
Hunter Intersects
Click to Enlarge202 E. Charter Way - Former Foster's Old Fashion Freeze - Demolished to expand Bank of America 
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Click to Enlarge207 E. Charter Way - Site of Former Toppers Drive Inn - Middle and right photos above: SPD Archives - Today, just a parking lot (1957)
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge210 E. Charter - Bank of America - There was a Foster's Freeze on the corner. It was removed when the bank expanded. Left photo by Ron Chapman 
Click to Enlarge225 E. Charter - Musica Latina / Bobson Cleaners / Dyer Cleaners

227 E. Charter - Olympic Color Shop / Former Ernie's Kitchen Restaurant

 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge230 E. Charter Way - El Jaliciense Meat Market / Former Bel-Air Market / Stetson's Market / Dicks Market - Left photo courtesy of Ron Chapman 
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234 E. Charter - Hot Nails / L&M Beauty
236 E. Charter Way - Lindy's Spudnut Shop - Frank Ho rolling dough for donuts and maple bars / Former Charter Way Florist (1955)
Click to Enlarge235 E. Charter - Torres Car Wash & Linden tires / Former Don Gallagher Real Estate 
Click to Enlarge  Charter Way and San Joaquin looking West - right Photo Charter Way and San Joaquin looking east 1950s - courtesy of Kevin Shavwer 
San Joaquin Intersects
3301 E. Charter - California Travel / Former Palm Club Tavern / Charter Way Inn 
Click to Enlarge302 E. Charter - Charter Way Liquors
306 E. Charter Way - Former Ernie's Toy Castle
Click to Enlarge309 E. Charter - Floreria / Former Rollie's Barber Shop / Charter Way Beauty Salon
311 E. Charter - El Secrito / Former Home TV Service / T.R. Marsh Shoe Repair 
Click to Enlarge314 E. Charter - Family Laundry Center / Former Bette's Pastry Shop / Former Coopers Donuts 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge315 E. Charter - City Lights Fashion / Former Charter Way Beauty Salon / Former Blue Note Music / Former Rosato Pasco Musical Instruments
317 E. Charter Way - Three Seventeen Cafe / Acapulco Gardens Restaurant / Frances Beauty Salon / Rosato Pasco Restaurant
319 E. Charter - Thrailkill Pet Foods
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge318 E. Charter - Campesino Cafe  / Former Charter Way Florist  
Click to Enlarge321 E. Charter Way - A Luz / former CH Curtis Ice
323 E. Charter Way - Haircuts / Former D-Licious BBQ 
Click to Enlarge326 E. Charter - Intercalifornias / Former Charter Way Bakery
330 E. Charter - Hollywood Barber Shop 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1331 S. Sutter - Auto Zone / Former Koby's Shoe Store
341 E. Charter - Southside Norwalk Station (Typical) 
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348 E. Charter Way - Los Primos Market / Former Safeway - 1930-1950 - Tony G's Cocktail Lounge
350 E. Charter - Luna's Fashion / Meyer Paint Store

Sutter Intersects
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Click to Enlarge401 E. Charter Way - Mariscos / Former Bienvenidos / Former Gaby's Cafe /  Former John's Coffee Shop (1976) / Former Myrtle's Waffle Shop   
Click to Enlarge402 East Charter Way - Domino's Pizza / Former Richfield Gas Station 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge407 E. Charter - John's Cocktail Lounge / Former Myrtles Cocktail Lounge 
409 E. Charter - Apartments
411 E. Charter - Former Troy Liquors
415 E. Charter - Former Charlene's Beauty Salon 
Click to Enlarge429 E. Charter - Former Martin Bernard Residence (next to corner of California St. 
Click to Enlarge430 E. Charter - Charter Way Bakery - Demolished
434 E. Charter Way - Payless Shoes / Former Shell Gas
440-448 E. Charter - Dentoni Variety / Francis Variety - Demolished 
California Intersects
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge441 E. Charter - Elina Hair / Custom Barber Shop
1345 S. California - Lupita's Beauty Shop

1347 S. California - Southside Pharmacy

Click to Enlarge1400 S. California - Deportes Holanda / Normans Auto Supply / Green Frog Food Emporium (1942-43)/ Piggly Wiggly  
Click to Enlarge1410 S. California - Barber Shop 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1420 S. California - Former Lucky's Milk and Ice Cream 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge518 E. Charter - Boost Mobile / Former Red's Club / Former JJ Vasquez Liquors 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge519 E. Charter - Mas Amigos Meat Market / Carnecera Mexican Grocer / Jacks Food (1957) / Former Blacks Grocery No. 9 (1950-1955) 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge523 E. Charter - Latino Liquor / Former Green Frog Liquors 
527 E. Charter - Bud's Liquors / EW Hickey, Baker
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge530 E. Charter Way - West Coast Car Audio / Former Lucky's Milk & Ice Cream / Former GL Montgomery, Milk Dealer 
Click to Enlarge544 Charter Way - Yum Yum donuts / Crowl's Gas - Typical Vintage 50s Gas Station) 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1335 S. American St - J&D Auto Sales 
American Intersects
602 E. Charter - Former Morita Brothers Gas
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge605 E. Charter - Taco Fiesta / Built for Pioneer Chicken in the early 1980s 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge608 E. Charter Way - Beto's Mexican Restaurant / Former Taco Bell  
Click to Enlarge619 E. Charter Way - Harry's Pizza / Former Tea Garden Restaurant  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge620 E. Charter Way - J&S Flowers / Former F&D Motel  
Click to Enlarge621 E. Charter - Former Matthews Trailer Rentals 
622 E. Charter - Favorite Cleaners
623 E. Charter - African Braids
Click to Enlarge636 E. Charter - Buggy Bath / Former Hicks & Riggs Union Gas Station  
Click to Enlarge641 E. Charter - Tire & Wheel Alignment / Former Texaco Gas Station  
Stanislaus Street Intersects
Click to Enlarge701 E. Charter - Super Center Mart / Former Red D / Hudson Oil  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge700-702 E. Charter - Furniture Store / Former Donald Hillcock Dentist /

700 - Former Square Electric Co
702 Former Subway Tavern / Former Vlassie Constantino Liquors

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge710 E. Charter Way - Sheba Market / Former Teamster's Farm Workers 
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720 E. Charter Way - Kosmos Burgers / Former Nu-Way Cleaners

Click to Enlarge721 E. Charter Way - Sun's Garden / Former Hong Kong Cafe  
Click to Enlarge740 E. Charter - Beauty Salon / Former City Community Development Renewal 
Click to Enlarge742 E. Charter - Comfort Air - The other residence still on Charter Way 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge746 E. Charter - Billy Jack's Used tires / Foster's Used Cars 
I believe this is 749 E. Charter Way - Subway Beacon Gas Station, 1939. Covert V. Martin photo - Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge749 E. Charter - U.S. Gas / Major Gas Station / Charter Way Service Station
Grant Street Intersects
802 E. Charter - Jack Good's Used Cars
Click to Enlarge814 E. Charter - Wheel Master Tire Store 
819 E. Charter - Johnson's Used Cars
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge845 E. Charter Way - Pepboys 
Click to EnlargeCharter Way & 1320 S. Aurora - Former Port Stockton Sausage Company 
Click to Enlarge902 E. Charter - Former Denney's Market 
920 E. Charter - Subway Garage
Click to Enlarge930 E. Charter - Tri Valley Auto Dismantler 
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeRight photo, Charter Way Underpass looking East. left Photo Charter Way Underpass, 1937 
Click to Enlarge1121 E. Charter - Primo Auto Wreckers 
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Click to Enlarge1233 E. Charter Way - Former Flamingo Club / Rare Steer Restaurant (1976) 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1409 S. Airport Way - Rancho San Miguel - Former Horse Shoe Club - left photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeCharter & Airport - Entrance to The San Joaquin County Fair 
1313 E. Charter - Shell Gas Station
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1333 E. Charter Way - Stockton Motor Inn / Former Motel Lodge  
Click to EnlargeCharter And Wilson Way looking East - 1934 
Click to EnlargeCharter And Wilson Way looking West - 1934 
Click to EnlargeCharter Way Detention Center 
Click to Enlarge1976 E. Charter - State of California Department of Transportation 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge2024 E. Charter - Clark Well & Equipment Co. 
Stor-Quick
Click to Enlarge2164 E. Charter Way - Cano Funeral Home 
Charter Way West
Click to EnlargeConstructed by Drs. Clark and Langdon on the southeast corner of the intersection of Center and South streets (now Charter Way) and originally named the Pacific Insane Asylum (also referred to as the Pacific Hospital), this institution cared for Nevada and Arizona patients as well as private individuals. It was opened in September, 1877. Today it is the site of the Edison Senior High School campus.
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Click to EnlargeCharter & Center - NW Corner - Former Mark Stebbins Trailer Rentals, Real Estate Office / Shell Station  
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Click to Enlarge39 West Charter Way - Super Save Market & Stanifer & Clark Meats
Commerce Street Intersects
100 W. Charter WayThe next time your are chastised by someone telling you it's Martin Luther King Blvd and not Charter Way, they could be wrong
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101 W. Charter Way - / Former Jolly Joe's Bait / A-1 Bait Shop / George's Texaco Service

121 W. Charter - M&M Garage / M&m Cylinder Head Exchange
141 W. Charter - Woody's Coffee Shop
Turnpike Intersects
Click to Enlarge201 W. Charter Way - Charter Way Pharmacy - Still here 
Click to Enlarge245 W. Charter - K&R Kitchen and Bath Supply - Former Hamamoto Body Shop 
Click to EnlargeCharter Way and Turnpike - We don't often see the California Coast Range from Stockton - Charter Way and Turnpike - June 3, 2012 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge309 W. Charter Way - O'Reilly Auto Parts 
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 310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market

Click to Enlarge353 W. Charter Way - Little Caesars 
Click to Enlarge378 W. Charter - Asian Market / Former Tortllia Factory 
Click to Enlarge414 W. Charter Way - JAAS Auto Service 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge440 W. Charter - United Gas / Former Pat's Texaco 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge441 W. Charter - Kelly's Car Wash / Former Charter Way Arco / Charter Way Associated Service 
Lincoln Street Intersects
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge508 W. Charter Way - Standard Stations / Former Jess Smith Chevron Gas Station 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge515 W. Charter - Lucky Auto Repair / Former Aguilar Auto Service / Letica Auto Service 
517 W. Charter - Former Guido Barber Shop
519 W. Charter - Delta Liquor's / Former Jimmie's Liquor
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530 W. Charter Way - Charter Way Friendship Inn / Days Inn / Former Charter Way Inn

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge549 W. Charter Way - Delta Food Market 
Harrison Street Intersects
607 W. Charter - Lou & Helen's Tavern
609 W. Charter - Joe's Restaurant
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge611 W. Charter Way - McDonalds 
617 W. Charter - Former Lucky's Charter Way Bait Shop - Demolished
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge619 W. Charter - Burger King - Left Photo by Floyd Perry Jr. 
Click to Enlarge620 W. Charter - Roley's Shell 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge642 W. Charter Way - Denny's 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge733 W. Charter Way - Jack In The Box - Built as a Carrows Restaurant 
Click to Enlarge817 Navy Drive - Motel 6 
Click to Enlarge864 W. Charter Way - Taco Bell 
910 W. Charter - 910 Club
Click to Enlarge1234 W. Charter Way - Holt of California 
Click to Enlarge1604 Tillie Lewis Dr - Toys R Us Distribution Center 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1717 W. Charter - Les Schaub Tires
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1789 W. Charter - Country Marketplace 
Click to Enlarge1800 W. Charter - Lupita's Bar 
Click to Enlarge1850 W. Charter - H&R River Bait Shop 
Click to Enlarge2245 W. Charter Way - BPS Pipe & Supply / Former Merwood Chemicals 
Mariposa Road
1446 E. Mariposa Rd - Barnes Welding Supply / Former Mother's Motel
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1457 E. Mariposa Rd - El Rancho Inn Lobster & Steak House / Former El Rancho Inn Tavern 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1506 E. Mariposa Rd - El Camino Motel  
1519 E. Mariposa Rd - Cisneros Apartments
1674 E. Mariposa Rd - Civic Motors
Click to Enlarge1675 E. Mariposa Rd - Las Islitas Mariscos (The Isles Seafood) / former Garibaldi Restaurant 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1715 E. Mariposa Rd. A bar called Norman's Den, and later a produce stand/market. 
1751 E. Mariposa Rd - Roy's Tavern / B&B Market
1759 E Mariposa Rd. - Former L&L Tavern Newer Red building
1767 E. Mariposa Rd - Mariposa Inn Tavern
1769 E. Mariposa Rd - Ranch Produce Market
Click to Enlarge1801 E. Mariposa Rd - Vacant Lot - Pock Lane - Former Bayer's Machine Shop, started by the father of Pete and Jake Bayer, charter members of the Stockton MC, 1924.. WE say it that way because there was an earlier Stockton MC that died out... the Bayer Family lived across Pock Lane, home was demolished also, and the MC club members would meet in the Cellar, not really a basement... years later the Bayer Family would offer the southeast corner of their property for an actual club house... that was later moved to club owned property on the 99 frontage road, south of Campora's Gas Service.
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge1872 E. Mariposa Rd - Ranch Coffee Shop 
1978 E. Mariposa Rd - Port City Liquors (1976) Mariposa Cafe (1960)
2008 E. Mariposa Rd - Bennett Beauty Shop
Click to Enlarge2005 E. Mariposa Rd - Doug's El Dorado Drug Store
2011 E. Mariposa Rd - Mariposa Beauty Salon
2015 E. Mariposa Rd - Don Juan Foods 
2019 E. Mariposa Rd - Cokie's Beauty Salon
2023 E. Mariposa Rd - Coin-Op Laundermat
2040 E. Mariposa Rd - Former Sno-White Drive Inn
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge2040 E. Mariposa Rd - Walgreens 
Click to Enlarge2053 E. Mariposa Rd - Big Value Market - Former New Deal Market / Food Fair 
2085 E. Mariposa Rd - Mariposa Shell
2088 E. Mariposa Rd - Al & Dan's Chevron
2132 E. Mariposa Rd - White House Tavern
Click to Enlarge2180 E. Mariposa Rd - Kmart "Big K"

  

Click to Enlarge2525 E. Mariposa Rd - Campora Gas Service 
2585 E. Mariposa Rd - Former Mission Motel - Demolished
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Mariposa Road - Highway 99 Intersects

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