Charter Way Then & Now


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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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10 E. Charter - Former La Loma Medical

30 E. Charter - Anthony Silva Restaurant
36 E. Charter - A&H Garage

48 E. Charter - El Camino Tires / Former Pop Shoppe / Former Cox's Shell / Daugherty Gas - Also a 1401 S. El Dorado St address

1347 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

110 E. Charter Way - Church's Chicken - Left Photo
134 E. Charter - Kentucky Fried Chicken, A&W and 110 E. Charter, Church's Chicken

134 E. Charter - Kentucky Fried Chicken and A&W

135 E. Charter - Paisano Liquors / former Headquarters Liquor Store / Headquarters News Stand

144 E. Charter - Thornton Used Cars

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


202 E. Charter Way - Former Foster's Old Fashion Freeze - Demolished to expand Bank of America

207 E. Charter Way - Site of Former Toppers Drive Inn - Middle and right photos above: SPD Archives - Today, just a parking lot (1957)

210 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

225 E. Charter - Musica Latina / Bobson Cleaners / Dyer Cleaners

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

230 E. Charter Way - El Jaliciense Meat Market / Former Bel-Air Market / Stetson's Market / Dicks Market - Left photo courtesy of Ron Chapman


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)

235 E. Charter - Torres Car Wash & Linden tires / Former Don Gallagher Real Estate

 Charter Way and San Joaquin looking West - right Photo Charter Way and San Joaquin looking east 1950s - courtesy of Kevin Shavwer

San Joaquin Intersects

3 301 E. Charter - California Travel / Former Palm Club Tavern / Charter Way Inn

302 E. Charter - Charter Way Liquors
306 E. Charter Way - Former Ernie's Toy Castle

309 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

314 E. Charter - Family Laundry Center / Former Bette's Pastry Shop / Former Coopers Donuts

315 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

318 E. Charter - Campesino Cafe / Former Charter Way Florist

321 E. Charter Way - A Luz / former CH Curtis Ice
323 E. Charter Way - Haircuts / Former D-Licious BBQ

326 E. Charter - Intercalifornias / Former Charter Way Bakery
330 E. Charter - Hollywood Barber Shop

1331 S. Sutter - Auto Zone / Former Koby's Shoe Store
341 E. Charter - Southside Norwalk Station (Typical)

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

401 E. Charter Way - Mariscos El Charro / Former Bienvenidos / Former Gaby's Cafe / Former John's Coffee Shop (1976) / Former Myrtle's Waffle Shop

402 East Charter Way - Domino's Pizza / Former Richfield Gas Station

407 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

429 E. Charter - Former Martin Bernard Residence (next to corner of California St.

430 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

441 E. Charter - Elina Hair / Custom Barber Shop
1345 S. California - Lupita's Beauty Shop

1347 S. California - Southside Pharmacy

1400 S. California - Deportes Holanda / Normans Auto Supply / Green Frog Food Emporium (1942-43)/ Piggly Wiggly

1410 S. California - Barber Shop

1420 S. California - Former Lucky's Milk and Ice Cream

518 E. Charter - Boost Mobile / Former Red's Club / Former JJ Vasquez Liquors

519 E. Charter - Mas Amigos Meat Market / Carnecera Mexican Grocer / Jacks Food (1957) / Former Blacks Grocery No. 9 (1950-1955)

523 E. Charter - Latino Liquor / Former Green Frog Liquors

527 E. Charter - Bud's Liquors / EW Hickey, Baker

530 E. Charter Way - West Coast Car Audio / Former Lucky's Milk & Ice Cream / Former GL Montgomery, Milk Dealer

544 Charter Way - Yum Yum donuts / Crowl's Gas - Typical Vintage 50s Gas Station)

1335 S. American St - J&D Auto Sales

American Intersects

602 E. Charter - Former Morita Brothers Gas

605 E. Charter - Taco Fiesta / Built for Pioneer Chicken in the early 1980s

608 E. Charter Way - Beto's Mexican Restaurant / Former Taco Bell

619 E. Charter Way - Harry's Pizza / Former Tea Garden Restaurant

620 E. Charter Way - J&S Flowers / Former F&D Motel

621 E. Charter - Former Matthews Trailer Rentals

622 E. Charter - Favorite Cleaners
623 E. Charter - African Braids

636 E. Charter - Buggy Bath / Former Hicks & Riggs Union Gas Station

641 E. Charter - Tire & Wheel Alignment / Former Texaco Gas Station

Stanislaus Street Intersects

701 E. Charter - Super Center Mart / Former Red D / Hudson Oil

700-702 E. Charter - Furniture Store / Former Donald Hillcock Dentist / 700 - Former Square Electric Co
702 Former Subway Tavern / Former Vlassie Constantino Liquors

710 E. Charter Way - Sheba Market / Former Teamster's Farm Workers


720 E. Charter Way - Kosmos Burgers / Former Nu-Way Cleaners

720 E. Charter Way - Kosmos Burgers (1976-present) / Georges Drive Inn #2 (1966-1967)/ Nu-Way Cleaners (1950-1960)

721 E. Charter Way - Sun's Garden / Former Hong Kong Cafe

740 E. Charter - Beauty Salon / Former City Community Development Renewal

742 E. Charter - Comfort Air - The other residence still on Charter Way

746 E. Charter - Billy Jack's Used tires / Foster's Used Cars

749 E. Charter - U.S. Gas / Major Gas Station / Charter Way Service Station

Grant Street Intersects

802 E. Charter - Jack Good's Used Cars

814 E. Charter - Wheel Master Tire Store
819 E. Charter - Johnson's Used Cars

845 E. Charter Way - Pepboys

Charter Way & 1320 S. Aurora - Former Port Stockton Sausage Company

902 E. Charter - Former Denney's Market

920 E. Charter - Subway Garage

930 E. Charter - Tri Valley Auto Dismantler

Right photo, Charter Way Underpass looking East. left Photo Charter Way Underpass, 1937

1121 E. Charter - Primo Auto Wreckers


1233 E. Charter Way - Former Flamingo Club / Rare Steer Restaurant (1976)

1409 S. Airport Way - Rancho San Miguel - Former Horse Shoe Club - left photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver

Charter & Airport - Entrance to The San Joaquin County Fair
1313 E. Charter - Shell Gas Station

1333 E. Charter Way - Stockton Motor Inn / Former Motel Lodge

Charter And Wilson Way looking East - 1934

Charter And Wilson Way looking West - 1934

Charter Way Detention Center

2024 E. Charter - Clark Well & Equipment Co.

Stor-Quick

2164 E. Charter Way - Cano Funeral Home

Charter Way West

Constructed 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.

Charter & Center - NE Corner -

Charter & Center - NW Corner - Former Mark Stebbins Trailer Rentals, Real Estate Office / Shell Station


39 West Charter Way - Super Save Market

39 West Charter Way - Super Save Market & Stanifer & Clark Meats
Commerce Street Intersects

100 W. Charter Way The next time your are chastised by someone telling you it's Martin Luther King Blvd and not Charter Way, they could be wrong

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

201 W. Charter Way - Charter Way Pharmacy - Still here

245 W. Charter - K&R Kitchen and Bath Supply - Former Hamamoto Body Shop

Charter Way and Turnpike - We don't often see the California Coast Range from Stockton - Charter Way and Turnpike - June 3, 2012

309 W. Charter Way - O'Reilly Auto Parts

310 W. Charter - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market

353 W. Charter Way - Little Caesars

378 W. Charter - Asian Market / Former Tortllia Factory

414 W. Charter Way - JAAS Auto Service

440 W. Charter - United Gas / Former Pat's Texaco

441 W. Charter - Kelly's Car Wash / Former Charter Way Arco / Charter Way Associated Service

Lincoln Street Intersects

508 W. Charter Way - Standard Stations / Former Jess Smith Chevron Gas Station

515 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

Days Inn 530 W. Charter Way - Charter Way Friendship Inn / Days Inn / Former Charter Way Inn

549 W. Charter Way - Delta Food Market

Harrison Street Intersects

607 W. Charter - Lou & Helen's Tavern
609 W. Charter - Joe's Restaurant

611 W. Charter Way - McDonalds

617 W. Charter - Former Lucky's Charter Way Bait Shop - Demolished

619 W. Charter - Burger King - Left Photo by Floyd Perry Jr.

620 W. Charter - Roley's Shell

642 W. Charter Way - Denny's

733 W. Charter Way - Jack In The Box - Built as a Carrows Restaurant

817 Navy Drive - Motel 6

864 W. Charter Way - Taco Bell

910 W. Charter - 910 Club

1234 W. Charter Way - Holt of California

1604 Tillie Lewis Dr - Toys R Us Distribution Center

1717 W. Charter - Les Schaub Tires

1789 W. Charter - Country Marketplace

1800 W. Charter - Lupita's Bar

1850 W. Charter - H&R River Bait Shop

2245 W. Charter Way - BPS Pipe & Supply / Former Merwood Chemicals

Mariposa Road

1446 E. Mariposa Rd - Barnes Welding Supply / Former Mother's Motel

1457 E. Mariposa Rd - El Rancho Inn Lobster & Steak House / Former El Rancho Inn Tavern

1506 E. Mariposa Rd - El Camino Motel

1519 E. Mariposa Rd - Cisneros Apartments
1674 E. Mariposa Rd - Civic Motors

1675 E. Mariposa Rd - Las Islitas Mariscos (The Isles Seafood) / former Garibaldi Restaurant

1715 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

1801 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.

1872 E. Mariposa Rd - Ranch Coffee Shop

1978 E. Mariposa Rd - Port City Liquors (1976) Mariposa Cafe (1960)
2008 E. Mariposa Rd - Bennett Beauty Shop

2005 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

2040 E. Mariposa Rd - Walgreens

2053 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

2180 E. Mariposa Rd - Kmart "Big K"

2525 E. Mariposa Rd - Campora Gas Service

2585 E. Mariposa Rd - Former Mission Motel - Demolished

3416 Farmington Road - Sierra Motel -

Mariposa Road - Highway 99 Intersects

Stockton Streets

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