Harding Way (Formerly North Street)


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From around 1923, when the very first shopping district outside of downtown Stockton. Stockton's Miracle Mile grew from a few homes and fields assisted in the commercial development of Harding Way from the 500 Block west with Segarini's Market and east to Waterloo Road. Photos on this page are a blend of old and new. 

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Harding Way East from Center Street

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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1423 N.Center and Harding - McDonalds / Former Shell Station

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 5 E. Harding Way - Paul Weston Home (1958)- Known at one time as 'The White Queen of Stockton,' Built in 1906 for Charles J. Hurrle, Stockton Glass Works manager. Sold in 1915 to Mrs. J. D. McDougald who bought it for her daughter, Carolyn Weston and son-in-law, Paul Weston, a local farmer and the second chairman of the Stockton port commission.

Click to Enlarge 16 E. Harding - Richfield Station. one island, one service bay/ Lots of changes, Look at those old signal lights and white street signs. And everyone knows Atlantic acquired Richfield and the company was renamed ARCO - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman. Today Hardy's Gas Food Mart

30 Delta Optical / S&S Pet Food (1958)

34 East Harding - State Farm (1958)/Sierra TV Repair / Du Bois Dry Cleaners

Click to Enlarge 38 East Harding - De Bono's Drive Inn Restaurant (1940)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 45 E. Harding Way - Texaco / Sammy Chevron Service / Van & Bob's Chevron / Today a Taco Bell - Taco Bell Website - also a 1501 N. El Dorado St. Address

Click to Enlarge SW corner of Harding & El Dorado

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Harding & El Dorado - Left photo - Former Hillman Mansion - 1891/1902 - known as the Hillman/Rindge house and was at the southwest corner of North Street, (now Harding Way), and El Dorado Street - Right Photo - The way it looks today.

El Dorado Intersects

Click to Enlarge SE corner Harding and El Dorado - Autozone - 1448 N. El Dorado St. / Former Regal Station

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130-132 E. Harding Way - Betty Hackett Dance Studio 135 E. Harding Way - Helen's Guest Home

Click to Enlarge 140 E. Harding Way - Gongs / Minnie's - Hop Louie brought the tiki wave to Stockton. His first venture into tiki was opening up the restaurant “Minnie’s” in Stockton in 1952. The restaurant was named after his wife, Minnie Woo. In 1954 In the late 1950’s, the Stockton branch of Minnie’s was sold to Gong Lee and his wife, Yuen Toy and renamed Gong Lee’s. The restaurant is still there, although now known as “Gongs” and no longer provides any trace of the hawaiiana décor

Hunter Intersects

205 E. Harding Way - Bour's Park Service Station (1931)

220 E. Harding Way - H&R Block / Former Aucutt & Associates

Click to Enlarge 240 E. Harding Way - Krien's Bakery / Jeff Webb Baker (1942) - Demolished - today a parking lot - Ken Piper

Click to Enlarge 248 E. Harding Way - Former Blue and White Fountain in the 1950s

405 E. Harding Way - Walter Schmitz Nursery - 1950

Click to Enlarge 425 E. Harding Way - Former NCR Corporation

Click to Enlarge 435 E. Harding Way

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 445 E. Harding Way - Isabella's Flowers

Click to Enlarge Harding Way & 1501 N. California - Toralai Realty / Former Gene's Donut Shop / Don Webb Realtor at  (1957)

California Intersects

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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 502 E. Harding Way - Former National Guard Armory (Demolished) - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman.

NE Corner of California and Harding
509 - Former Packard Bell Co. / Coast Cigarette Vending (1950)
1506 N. California - Former Abbey Rents
511 E. Harding - Former Stockton Floral/JA Parquett Florist (50)
525 E. Harding - Former Hospital Rental Equip / Central Plumbing
527 E. Harding Way - Former E.E. Farley - 1950
529 E. Harding - Former Heastons Business/Frank's Barber Shop
535 E. Harding Way - Former Tinney's Alteration Shop
- All Demolished and replaced by St. Joseph's Dignity Health

Click to Enlarge 541 E. Harding - Former Pottery Studio / Former OK Flower Shop / Former Norman Weinstein Decorating

Click to Enlarge 551 E. Harding - Former Alverson's Custom Upholstery / Former Delta Veterinary Hospital / Ken Brown Photography Studio

559 E. Harding Way - Former State Farm Insurance / Stockton Bronze Foundry (1931)

561 E. Harding Way - Former Termite Control Company

Click to Enlarge 563 E. Harding - Former Home Oxygen Company / Termite Control / Art Floral Shop

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 565 E. Harding - Art Floral Shoppe / OK Flower Shoppe / OK Monument (1950)

La Folette / Cemetery Lane Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1605 Cemetery Lane, Corner of Harding Way - Stockton OK Monuments

Palm Avenue Intersects

Click to Enlarge 805 E. Harding Way - A1 Exterminators / Former Tom DeVol Air Conditioning

Click to Enlarge 813 E. Harding Way - Van Guard Press

Click to Enlarge 821 E. Harding Way 

903 E. Harding Way - B&H Transmission / Hoffman Gas Station

907 E. Harding Way - Paul's Trailer Rental

Click to Enlarge 911 E. Harding Way - Stockton Marine - Photo by Kevin

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925 E. Harding Way - Former Newby's Drive Inn (1935)

Click to Enlarge 1502 Palm Avenue - Former Lincoln Car Wash

Click to Enlarge Harding Way and 1502 Palm Ave. - Center - Lincoln Car Wash - Risso Electric - Left - Stockton Box Fire - Marshall Ave

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Stockton Box Fire American Moulding Sign - Palm & Marshall

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Harding Way Underpass

100% E. Harding Way - Chinchillo Brothers Fruit Shippers

Union Intersects

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1103 E. Harding Way - Giannini Grocery - Today a vacant lot

Click to Enlarge 1107 E. Harding Way - Western Gemstones

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1112 E. Harding Way 1112 E. Harding Way - Eggiman's Hydralic Shop / Former Eggiman's Garage & Eggiman's Texaco

Click to Enlarge 1119 E. Harding Way - Residence

1132 E. Harding Way - Cinderella Beauty Salon

Click to Enlarge 1137 E. Harding Way

Click to Enlarge 1133 E. Harding Way - Al's Barber Shop and 1137 E. Harding - Former Bill's Music Stor

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1137 E. Harding Way - Former Bill's Music Sales

1138 E. Harding Way - Residence

Click to Enlarge 1209 E. Harding Way - Residence

Click to Enlarge 1215 E. Harding Way - Residence

1217 E. Harding Way - Residence

Pilgrim Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1212 E. Harding Way - The Outlet / Veterans Outlet / Sprouse Reitz
1222 E. Harding Way - H & R Block - Today, part of The Outlet
1224 E. Harding Way - Former Johnny Fandrich Barber, part of The Outlet
1226 E. Harding Way - Former Carmen-Genes Mexican Food / Today part of The Outlet
1230 E. Harding Way - Former Blacks Grocery (1950)/ Gus Super Market / Today part of The Outlet

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1225 E. Harding Way - Gospel of Peace Assembly / Oromax Party Store / Graves Pharmacy (December 1940)- The left two photos are from Jim Graves - These photos are from December, 1940 when Graves Pharmacy was across the street from the Harding/Ophir Street as we knew it

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1235 E. Harding Way - Flowers By Bro Papadopoulos / Former Oromax - We Buy Gold / Butch Young / Healey Gas Station / Booker's Signal Service  Squeeze Inn (1935)

1236 E. Harding Way - Homer Noss Women's Clothes

1242 E. Harding Way - Ruby's Cafe

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1246 E. Harding Way - Former Graves Pharmacy (1958) - Left photo by Ron Chapman / 1246 E. Harding Way - Quality Auto Repair and A-1 Glass / Former Bob & Van's Chevron / Former Graves Pharmacy (1958)

Airport Way / West Lane Intersects

Click here for Airport Way Click here for West Lane which begins at Harding Way

Click to Enlarge Corner of west Lane - Donuts To Go - 1506 West Lane - If the Donut on top of the building looks familiar, that's because it came from Mel Frances Rollin Doughnut at 901 N. Wilson Way

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1301 E. Harding Way - Discount Grocery and Liquor / Former China Garden Smorgy Restaurant / Former Dick's Drive Inn

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1302 E. Harding Way - McCrary's Hardware / Cooper's Donuts (1958) / Bachelor Books / Today: Secrets

Click to Enlarge 1312 E. Harding Way - Harding Way - Cali Nails
1314 E. Harding Way - Former Dip Ice Cream

Click to Enlarge 1316 E. Harding Way - Former Port Realty
1318 - Pohle Insurance Agency (1957)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1319 E. Harding Way - Assistance league Thrift Shop / Former Swan Food Market / Redwood Super Market

Click to Enlarge 1319-1323 E. Harding Way - Assistance league Thrift Shop / Former Swan Food Market / Redwood Super Market / Wardrobe Cleaners Flowers Stockton - Lodi Fast Freight / the building was Redwood Color at one time and it also had a wood shake roof - It looked much better back then

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1322 E. Harding Way - African Carribean Mini Market / Former Chopstick

1325 E. Harding Way - Ritz Liquor Store (1959)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1326 E. Harding Way - Royal Baker / Former Valley Marine

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1328 E. Harding Way - Rani Sahiba Indian Botique / Former Cost Less Smoke / Former Henry's Cocktail Lounge

1331 E. Harding Way - Simson Variety

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1346 E. Harding Way - The Ballonery / Former Graves Drugs / Graves Pharmacy

Sierra Nevada Intersects

Click to Enlarge 1403 - Under Construction (1959)
1405 E. Harding Way - Launderland / Former Four Seasons Wash / A&A Market / W.J. Cannon Grocer (1931)

Click to Enlarge 1414 E. Harding Way - Tire & Wheel Pros / Former Quick Stop Market

Click to Enlarge 1414 E. Harding Way - Tire & Wheel Pros / Former Quick Stop Market

Click to Enlarge 1420 E. Harding Way - Sound Image / Also former Von Housen Auto Parts. Closed in 1988 / Former Sunshine Ready to Finish Furniture / Delta Paint

Click to Enlarge 1421 E. Harding Way - Money Mart Payday Loans / Former Pets & Supplies / Frank's Pizza Parlor

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1440 E. Harding Way - O'Reilly Auto Parts / Former Frank's Flying A / Garabaldi Flying A

Click to Enlarge 1445 E. Harding Way - Demolished for new KFC

1449 E. Harding Way - Former Shell Gas Station / Union Oil station (1931)

Wilson Way Intersects

Click here for 00 Wilson Way - Main to Harding Click here for Wilson Way 1400 Plus

Click to Enlarge Harding and 1250 N. Wilson Way - Thrifty Gas (1976) / Former Standard Gas Station

1511 E. Harding Way - Machado Pumps / Northgrave Grocer (1942) / Demolished to expand the station with Wilson Way Address

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1519 E. Harding Way - 99 Cent Smoke Shop - Former Alva Peterman branch office of Travailles real estate

School Street Intersects

Click to Enlarge 1600 Block of East Harding Way looking West. Nov 23, 2013

Click to Enlarge 1550 School Street - Lottie Grunsky Elementary School

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1601 E. Harding Way - Lottie Grunsky School - Lottie Grunsky Elementary School is at 1550 School St. today

Click to Enlarge 1604 E. Harding Way - Dixon & Platek Druggist Sundries (58)

Click to Enlarge 1610 E. Harding Way - Former Leight's Home Maintance (76) / Glen Shellcross Tile Contractor

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1632 E. Harding Way - US Department of Agriculture (1960)/ Former Adams Sporting Goods
1634 E. Harding Way - Art King Real Estate (60) 

Funston Intersects

Click to Enlarge 1702 E. Harding Way - God's Throne Baptist Church / Former First Pentecostal Church (59)

Click to Enlarge 1802 E. Harding Way - Former Randy's Four Wheel Drive Auto Parts

Click to Enlarge 1812 E. Harding Way - Former Clayton's Auto Glass / Stockton Motorcycle Center

Click to Enlarge 1872 E. Harding Way

Click to Enlarge 1902 E. Harding Way - Eggleston's & Young TV Repair / Eggleston's Radio / Al Smith Typewriter

1912 E. Harding Way - Parnell Tool Rental (1957)

Click to Enlarge 1922 E. Harding Way

1915 E. Harding Way - Former Electra Communications

2021 E. Harding Way - Former Medical Transport

2037 E. Harding Way - Hank & Tony's

2037 E. Harding Way - L.P. Performance Auto Repair

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 2029-2039 E. Harding Way - Creative Research Management - Unilever, Best Foods / Former Manny's Restaurant / Former Manny's Drive Inn (1976)Sno White Drive In (2039) - Left Photo by Floyd Perry Jr

Click to Enlarge 2040 E. Harding Way - Harding Way Liquors - Simply Hair Former Appliance Center / Former Builder's Supply Company

Harding Way terminates at Waterloo Rd.

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West Harding Way from 00 Center Street

Click to Enlarge West Harding and Center looking West

Click to Enlarge 3 W. Harding Way - Modern Realty (57) / D. Long Gas Station (50)/ LE Hunter Gas Station (43)(Representative Photo)

Click to Enlarge El Dorado & Harding -Harding Drive In

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Harding & Center - McDonalds / Former Shell Station

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Harding & Center - McDonalds / Former Shell Station
4 W. Harding Way - Former Harding Way Drive Inn Market - Opened by Massamiliano Orsi in 1932
6 W. Harding Way - Former Newby's Southern Kitchen (1931)
10 W. Harding Way - Former Knox Seed

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Harding & Center - Courtesy of Ron Chapman

Click to Enlarge 15 W.Harding Way - Former Safeway - Courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 15 W. Harding Way On the corner of Center St - Walgreens - Also a Center Street Address (former Safeway - Today a Walgreens Drug Store)- Before that it was a Shell Station / Photos at left courtesy of Ron Chapman, next to left, Floyd Perry Jr. First Safeway listing (1958)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 28 W. Harding Way - Former Hi Fashion Tailoring - Demolished
30 W. Harding Way - Check N Go - Demolished January 2014

Click to Enlarge 42 W. Harding Way - Insurance

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 45 W. Harding Way - JJ March Liquors / LM McGahn Grocery (1940)
47 W. Harding - March's Market Jenny Wren Sandwiches / Edwards Service Station (1931)

Click to Enlarge 46 W. Harding Way - Farmer's Insurance
48 W. Harding Way - Cannon Dry Cleaning Company

Commerce Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Harding and Commerce looking West - Courtesy of Ron Chapman

Click to Enlarge 100 Block W. Harding Way just east of Pacific Avenue - The Cedar tree on the left is at the El Dorado School

Click to Enlarge 101 W. Harding Way - Former Mac Farlanes Candies / Ruhl's Bakery (Fancy Donuts)

Click to Enlarge 101 W. Harding Way - Former Mac Farlanes Candies / Ruhl's Bakery (Fancy Donuts) - 103 W. Harding Way, Duck Nook Restaurant (Rathgeb's Ice Cream), 111 W Harding Way Discount Cigarettes (Stockton North Branch Public Library) 101 W Harding Way - Jackson Hewitt Tax Services

103 W. Harding Way, Duck Nook Restaurant & Catering -  (Rathgeb's Ice Cream), Mac Farlane's Candies

105 W. Harding Way - China Closet Gifts

Click to Enlarge 111 W. Harding Way - Former S&S pet Shop / Stockton North Branch Public Library

Click to Enlarge 111 -113 West Harding Way - Former S&S pet Shop / Former Stockton North Branch Public Library, Former Harding Way Newsstand / Former Siever's Hardware

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 115 W. Harding Way - Former Harding Way News Stand - Courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Susy's Mexican Restaurant Former Happy Steak - 120 W. Harding Way - Courtesy of Ron Chapman

Click to Enlarge 120 W. Harding Way - Susy’s Mexican Restaurant Suzy's Mexican Food Website / Former Happy Steak / Toppers - left photos - SPD Archives

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 127 W. Harding Way - Former Grider Electrical

130 W. Harding - Valley Art Gallery (1976) - Eccles Refrigeration (1959)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 133 W Harding Way - Pacific Audio / Former Muffler Shop

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 140 W Harding Way - Former Bradbury Shell/Enco/Yellow Submarine Sub Shop Today a Vacant Lot - Right photo - Ron Chapman

Click to Enlarge Harding and Pacific looking East - photo by Ron Chapman

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Madison / Pacific Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 202 W. Harding Way - Chevron Service / Standard Station (1942) 200 W Harding - Segale Travel Service / Today - Now Property Management Experts

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 218 W. Harding Way - Affair With Hair / Emily's Beauty Salon

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 218-220 W. Harding Way - Potted Plants / Hiser Meats / R.M. Storrs Grocery / Fred Pennini Grocery (1940)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 234 W. Harding Way. Treasure Trove Antiques - True to its name, Treasure Trove Antiques holds many fascinating discoveries for antique lovers. Our showroom, located in the central part of Stockton, California, features over 3200 square feet of antiques and collectibles. Take a look at the featured items in the showroom, including clothing/accessories, purses, toys, furniture, china, glassware, architectural items, and clocks. / Marshal Dunlap Civil Engineer

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 244 W. Harding Way - Fast Mart / Quick Stop #28 / Former Seaside Service. there were a few Seaside stations around Stockton. It seems that Associated bought up there stock (Representative photo)

Monmroe Street Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 302-304 W. Harding Way - Canvas Tattoo / Former Time Oil Station. I remember a few stations around town. but there's not much to be found about this company. A few clocks and glasses on ebay / B.B. Service Station (1931  / Former Prudential Insurance

310 W. Harding Way - Violet Cash Grocery (1931)

Click to Enlarge 340 W. Harding Way - Former Stockton Mattress Company
348 W. Harding Way - Former Hess DuBois Cleaners (Hess Deluxe Company)1931(demolished)

Van Buren Street Intersects

Click to Enlarge 401 W. Harding Way - Side of El Dorado Elementary School / Location of Former United Cleaners

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 404 W. Harding Way - Communications Workers of America

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 424 W. Harding Way - Throne of Deliverance Christian Ministries

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 440 W. Harding Way - J&S Flowers / Former Coles Texaco

Lincoln Street Intersects

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 504 W. Harding Way - Former Brown's Flying A Service/Hansen Gas
512 W. Harding Way - Former Medical Building - Now Zapata Funeral Home

Click to Enlarge 505 W. Harding Way - Courtesy of Ron Chapman Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb Click to Enlarge Thumb

503 W. Harding Way - Former Superior Printers / Ruhl's Bakery / Muzio Bakery
Harding Way & Lincoln St. / Washburn Tax Service & Real Estate 505 W. Harding - Former Hi & Bye / Segarini's Market - Top right and bottom Left photos by Floyd Perry Jr. middle and top left photos by Ron Chapman - Left photos Mar 22, 2014, Right photo, June 18, 2014 - Now a new Family Dollar Store.

Click to Enlarge 533 W. Harding Way - Diamonds Beauty Salon / Former Orchid Beauty Salon

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 535 W. Harding Way - Taste of Texas / Former location of Merit Janitorial Supply

Click to Enlarge 537 W. Harding Way - New Hi & Bye Market / Former Fresno Beauty Supply

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 615 W. Harding Way - Iglesa Ni Cristo Church of Christ / Former Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

645 W. Harding Way - Paper's Pharmacy - Medical Dental Offices

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The commercial /retail portion of Harding Way terminates at Harrison St.

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