East Main Now and Then



Stockton's East Main Street

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Main Street east of the Western Pacific Depot began building up in the 1940's and followed in the footsteps of downtown Stockton and started declining in the 1960's as shopping centers sprang up on the north side of town.

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Railroad Tracks Intersects

1025 E. Main St - Western Pacific Railroad Depot - now a trackless derelict but once a stop for Western Pacific trains such as the WP's flagship California Zephyr, which from 1949 to 1970 traveled between Oakland and Chicago by way of the spectacular Feather River Canyon, north of Oroville. Click to see more photos of this old depot

1026 E. Main St - Former Malt-O-Meal - California Moline Company- Piggly Wiggly Warehouse. - Minneapolis Moline Company (1931)

1100 E. Main St - Victor Equipment Welders

1107 E. Main St - Former Al's Waffle Shop - Demolished

1130 E. Main St. 

1143 E. Main St - Purity Creamery (1931)

1201 E. Main St - Former Jim's Club 1201 E. Main St - Former Jim's Club Tavern / The Eat Shop

1300 E. Main St - Bargain Lot Used Cars (1957-58) / Theo Stein used Cars (1950)

1304 E. Main St. Main Market

  La Victoria / Former Temme's Deli 1305 E. Main St.

1432 E. Main St - Glazed Donut Company - Demolished
1434 E. Main St - Horizon Grill - Demolished
1443 E. Main St - Gaibito's Male Hair Styling / Former Piggly Wiggly Store

Wilson Way Intersects

1510 E. Main St - House of Chicken
1510 E. Main St - Target Cafe (50)
1521-23 E. Main St - Aladins Cocktail Lounge

Market Street Intersects

1625 E. Main St - Edward Lyons Plumbing (57)
1636 E. Main St - East Main fix it Shop (57)
1650 E. Main St - Christ Temple Church

1650 E. Main St - former Pinasco's Plumbing / Former Adolph's Milk Depot

St Gertrude's Catholic Church and School

1701 E. Main St - St. Gertrude's Catholic Church / St. Gertrude's Head Start / Catholic School (57)

1664 E. Main St - Stockton Mill & Wrecking Co (1931)

Della Street Intersects

1702 E. Main St - P&M Grocery (57) / Union Bakery (1931) Demolished

1718 E. Main St - Miracle on Main Street / Former United Mercantile

1724 E. Main St - Spudnut Shop Restaurant (50)
1726 E. Main St - Airway Vacuums / LC Gimbo Gift Shop (50) 

1728 E. Main St - Mary's Beauty Salon
1732 E. Main St - Wolf Apartments (57) /Former Lang's Grocery (31) 

1736 E. Main St - Mo/Jas Construction / former Five Corner's Cafe / Gerties Beauty Supplies / Joe Costa Restaurant (50)

Main & 1746 E. Market St. - Former Zion Christian Assembly Church / Valley Mattress 

1810 E. Main Street - Antonio's Mufflers / Mobile Oil Gas (57) / JJ Bartoli Gas (50) 

1824 E. Main St - Delta Auto Repair / Mokelumne Motor Company (50)
1841 E. Main St - Mexican Methodist Church (50)
1841 E. Main St - Fair Oaks Sandwich Shop (1931)
1842 E. Main St - White Grocery (1931)
1856 E. Main St - Art's Tire Service (57) / Ralph's Garage (50)
1861 E. Main St - Main Auto Body & Paint / Bocolli Auto Repair (50)Fair Oaks Service Station (31)
1864 E. Main St - Cliff's Garage (57)/DA Rodgers Auto Body Repair (50)

Cross Town Freeway Intersects - Consumed most of the 1900 Block of Main St

1900 Block of East Main above the Crosstown Freeway

1901 E. Main St - Lasiter Washing Machine Service (50)/ Cowen's Bakery (1931) - Demolished
1902 E. Main St - Fazzio's Market (57) / La Pertsche Grocery (50)- Demolished
1911 E. Main St - Klien's Radio (50)
1915 E. Main - Haffner Locksmith (50)
1924 E. Main St - Doc's BBQ (John Dockery)/ Do Drop Inn - Demolished

1948 E. Main Street. One of the few houses on E. Main Street

1955 E. Main St - Former Foster's Freeze (57) - Demolished

1958 E. Main St - Snell's Tavern (57) - Demolished

1900 Block of E. Main St & B Street 

1962 E. Main
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1962 E. Main St - Corner of B street - Manuel's Liquor Store (57) / Trachiotis Liquors (50) / Terra Grocery (1931) / CF Oranges Grocery / Villa Grocery Store late 1800s, early 1900s

B Street Intersects

2003 E. Main St - Latino Tire Service / Larry's Richfield (57)/ Langley Gas Station (50)

2004 E. Main St - Technico / Former Kline Radio / Central Ice Delivery (57) 

2012 E. Main St - Tammy's Nails / Arbious Dry Cleaners (57) / Former Best Cleaners (1931)
2018 E. Main - Binh Barber Shop

2019 E. Main St - L.A. Appliance Repair

2021 E. Main St - Deluxe Paint & Body (57)/ Miller Auto Painter (50) / Fair Oaks Plumbing (1931)

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2028 E. Main - Braiding with Style / Formway & Melton Appliances (57)
2030 E. Main St - Salon of Excellence
2032 E. Main St - Bonita's Beauty Salon / Fairway Beauty Shop (57) 

2037 E. Main St - Stockton Neon Sign (57)

2041 E. Main St - Former Snow White - Today East Main Drive Inn

2060 E. Main St - Former American medical Response / Duke's Shell Service (57) / Dezzani & Curry Gas (50)
2061 E. Main - Vanity Case Beauty Shop (57)
2063 E. Main St - Standard Brands Wholesale Grocery (57) / Watkins Products (50) / Ralph's Meat Market (1931)

2065 E. Main St. Central Grocery - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawvner / Hobart Dayton Scales (57) - Demolished

2075 E. Main St - Santa Anna Mexican Restaurant and Taquera / Roger's Cafe (55) / Roger Gong Restaurant (50)

2075 E. Main St - Former Car Wash

2085 E. Main St - Young's Richfield (57) / Oddo's Richfield (50)

Laural Street Intersects

2118 E. Lafayette - Thompson Memorial chapel

2125 E. Main St - Site of First Fair Oaks Library (50-57)

2136 E. Main St - Minihan Printing (57)
2142 E. Main St - Fair Oaks Radio Service (57)/ Riddle Radio Repair (50)

Former Fair Oaks School - 2145 East Lafayette - The original school opened in 1899 and renovated in 1921. Post WWII photo of the totally renovated School Razed in 1971 after the opening of the Martin Luther King School five blocks to the east at 2640 E. Lafayette St.

2149 E. Main St - La Candelara / EW Grunsky Drugs (50) /Piggly Wiggly (1931)
2153 E. Main St - Main Street Gym / La Paloma Food Products / Fair Oaks Pharmacy (1931)
2151 E. Main St - Budget Beauty Salon (57)/ Helen McMillen Beauty Shop (50)
2153 E. Main St - La Paloma Food Products (57)/ United Mercantile (50)

2156 E. Main St - Former Fitts Variety Store (1931)
2156 E. Main St - J&J Book Keeping
2157 E. Main St - Peter Panos Shoe Repair / Whitley Shoe Repair (50)
2159 E. Main St - Eddings Shoe Repair (50)

2161 E. Main St - Troglia's Department Store
2165 E. Main St - Robert Payne Phys / SA Troglia Barber (50)
2169 E. Main St - East Side Market (50-58)(1931)

2180 E. Main St - La Amapola Meat Market / Louie's Tarp Shop (57)/ Fair Oaks Cafe (50)

2182 E. Main St - Pinatas / At one time, Yolanda Bakery (57)/ Fair Oaks Liquor Store (50)
2184 E. Main St - Don Jose's Restaurant / Former Fair Oaks Coffee Shop  / CT Worsham Restaurant (50) 

2196 E. Main St - Don Jose's Market / East Side Hardware & Appliance (50)

2198 E. Main St - Eastside Garage (1931)

Court Street Intersects

2208 E. Main Street - Casa Mexicana Panaderia / Former D&F Market (57)/ Former Skaggs Safeway Store - 1925-1950

  2209 E. Main Street - The Lords Gatehouse Food Bank / Contractors Exchange (57) / Former Blacks Market (40-50) / Don Quick Store in 1965 / Value Village Thrift Store/ Andy's Auto Parts.  

2222 E. Main St  Discoteca Appliances / Former Fair Oaks Pharmacy (57)
2226 E. Main St
Former Sistings Bakery (57)
2230 E. Main St - Novedades Jessalyn's / Dentoni's Variety (50-57)

Main Street - Sonora Street Intersects

2200 Block of E. Main Street looking NE

2251 E. Main St - Taco's El Grullense / Fair Oaks Miracle Service (57) / Ken's Service (50)

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2255 E. Main Street - El Payo's Hair Salon / Victor Miller Barber (50)
2259 E. Main Street - Claudia's Fashions / Address-Ograph (57)/ Ennis Jewelry (50) 

2263 E. Main Street - Vacant / Chapman Surgical Supply (57) / Robert Long Variety (50)

2269 E. Main Street - Duran's TV / State Department of Agriculture (Tomato Inspection)(57) / Bergstrom Auto Access (50) 

2273 E. Main Street - Bo's Men's & Boy's Shop (50)

2273-77 E. Main Street - California Water Service Billing (57)

2280 E. Main Street - Corona Liquors / Port City Liquors 

2281 E. Main Street - Christ Redeeming Center Church / Former US Post Office - The Post Office logo is still there 
Former Capri Theatre / East Theater

Capri Theatre Ticket Office
2293 E. Main Street - Former Capri Theatre / East Theater (50) opened in December of 1948. The name was changed to the Capri Theater in the late-1950ís. - Closed - Today a Church - Center bottom Row, Floyd Perry Jr - 1986, Right bottom photo by Ron Chapman
2283 E. Main Street - East Theatre Fountain (50)

McDonnel Street Intersects

2301 E. Main St - Fair Oaks Tavern (57)

2302 E. Main St - former Al Teno Bar / Linda's Place Tavern / Ciro's Tavern (57) / Les Liquors (50)

2336-2342 E. Main St - Former Mission Bakery

2340 E. Main Street - Ratcliff Richfield (58) Wellborn Richfield (57) / JW Rich Gas Station (50) 

2342 E. Main St - Pancho's Market

2370 E. Main St - Second Fair Oaks Public Library After the remodel and reopening it is so much better! They have computers, free Wi-Fi, children's area, desks and lounge areas where you can work or just read a book. The staff is always friendly and there is security on patrol in the parking lot. 2370 E. Main

2350 E. Main St - top left photo Cement Mason's Local / Universal Radio (57)/ Constantine Radios (50)
 (Closed) in 2010 / Former Douglas Station

2384 E. Main St - Escuela Perdida De Peso / Blossom Market (57) / Capanisis Grocery (50) /Star Grocery Store (31)
2390 E. Main St - Three Sisters Beauty Salon / Master Barber Shop (57) / Peter Shimpf Barber (50)
2392 - Pop & Moms Launderette (57) / LD Keys Laundry (50)

F Street Intersects

Typical 1950s Chevron Station

2409 E. Main St - Former McDonald Chevron Service (57) - Now a vacant lot 

2426 E. Main - Mepham's Hardware (50-57)
2430 E. Main - East Side Launderette (57)/ Your Launderette (50)
2432 E. Main - Frigid Refrigerator (57)/ Winans Refrigeration (50)
2434 E. Main - Spic & Span Cleaners (50-57)

2440 E. Main - Computer Repair / Deluxe Liquor's (57)
2442 E. Main - Watkin's Products
2460 E. Main St - Universal Cellular 

2460 E. Main Street - Piasano Market

Former Jackie's Drive-Inn - 2466 E. Main Street Courtesy of Ron Chapman

2466 E. Main St - Former J&P's drive-Inn / Jackie's Drive-Inn (57) - El Camino Tire Center next door is using the property to store tires. Left photo - Ron Chapman, Right photo -2nd from left - Floyd Perry Jr.

2481 E. Main and Filbert Streets. Super Mercado / Former Don Quick / Safeway (57) Courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. 2481 E. Main St and Filbert Streets. Super Mercado / Former Don Quick / Safeway (57) / Consumers Discount / Grand Save and others - All bottom row photos Floyd Perry Jr.

2487 E. Main St - Launder Land

2487 E. Main St - McAfee & Roach Gas (50)

2498 E. Main St - El Camino Tire Center / Gatewood's Gas Station (57) / SL Daniel Gas (50)

Filbert Street Intersects

2510 E. Main St - Art's Place Tavern (57) / Artemego Liquors (50)

2524 E. Main St - East Main Clinic & Stockton Diabetes Intervention Center / Former Parnell's Tool Rental

2527 E. Main St - JC Thrift / Cut Rate Cleaners (57) / Greenfield Bags (50)

2532 E. Main Street - Golden Express Chinese Food / Valley Food Market (57) / Kin Gong Grocery (50) - left photo Panaderia Y Pasteleria Mejia 

2535 E. Main St - Service Lumber Company (57) - Vacant lot

2539 E. Main Street - El Tahur Sports Bar / Annie's Inn Tavern (57) / Figueirdo Liquors (50) 

2555 E. Main Street - The Way of Salvation Church

2556 E. Main St - El Frutal / Frank's Plumbing Shop (50-57)

2600 E. Main Street - Sunland Service (57)

2606 E. Main Street - La Tapertia Market - Not as large as it looks from the outside / 2606 E. Main Street - La Tapertia Market / Gene's Beauty Shop (57)

2631 E. Main - Broom Manufacturer (50)
2652 E. Main - Dave Thurman Realty World
2654 E. Main St - King's Market (50-57)/ RL Keen Fruits (50)
2658 E. Main St - Lea's Repair Shop (57) / Lillian Bailey Beauty Shop (50)
2660 E. Main St - Burkett Barber Shop (57)/ MA Gerloff Barber (50)

2817 E. Main Street - Pro Plus Discount Cigarettes

2825 E. Main Street

2812 E. Main - Chiquis Beauty Salon

2837 E. Main - Delta Glass (57) moved to 3005 / Fisher Glass (50)
2845 E. Main St - Payless Cleaners

Shasta Avenue Intersects

Main & Shasta - Fisher Glass 

2903 E. Main St - Main Market (57) / AL Burton Grocery (50) - Demolished - Vacant lot

2910 E. Main St - Port Stockton Nursery / FC Raffel Nursery (50)

2919 E. Main St - Brown & Knutsen Feed Store (57) / EW Brown Feed (50)
2935 E. Main St - East Main Trading Post (57) / ED Haffner Used Furniture (50)

2936 E. Main Street - Former OK Rubber Welders

2938 E. Main Street - V&B Club Tavern (57)

2939 E. Main St - Wayne's Sporting Goods (57)
David Avenue Intersects

3005 E. Main Street - Delta Glass / Jacuzzi Pump and Supply (50-57)

3051 E. Main Street - Lighthouse of the Valley / Former Eastside Pentecostal Tabernacle (50-57)

3101 E. Main St - Bargain Spot Used Cars (57) / Lema's Inn Liquors (50)

3113 E. Main Street - East Main Laundry

3120 E. Main St - Michael's Market / Jay's used Cars (57) 

3130 E. Main Street - Luckie Store Grocery (57) / JW Michael Grocery (50)

3138-68 E. Main Street - Lawn Mower Repair / Turner Gas Station (57) / WW Shankel Gas (50)

3200 E. Main St - Golden Gate Smog / Fruit Market (57)
3227 E. Main St - Auto Repair / Johnson & Sons Auto Repair (57) & Roy & Steve's Mobile Gas

3230 E. Main Street - Former Holt's Furniture Exchange / Burnside & Sons Welders (50-57)

3240 E. Main Street - Kenny's Appliance Repair / Holt Furniture (57 - Moved next door)

Windsor Avenue Intersects


Former Save-Mart 3310 E. Main Street 3310 E. Main St - Former Save-Mart becoming La Superior Super Mercardo Mexican Market - Left photo Floyd Perry Jr.

3316 E. Main Street - Pasteles Luz / Former Dentoni's 5-10&15 (57)

3320 E. Main St - Empire Dry Goods (57)

3330 E. Main Street - Former Stockton Pharmacy / Save Way Drugs (57)

3332 E. Main St - OK Barber Shop (57)

3333 E. Main Street - U.S. Post Office

3342 E. Main St - RW Sudduth Gas (50)

Netherton Avenue Intersects

3408 E. Main Street - Sno White Cleaners
3410 E. Main St - Deluxe Barber Shop
3440 E. Main St - United Gas / Frank Fisher Lumber Company (57) 

3439 E. Main Street - Former David Lawn Mower Shop / Former White Shack Restaurant across from Roosevelt School

3440 E. Main Street - United Gas / Former Beacon Gas Station

Broadway Avenue Intersects

3514 E. Main St - Free Methodist Church (50-57)

3539 E. Main St - Roosevelt School - 1921 date on the photo but construction did not start until August 1922. The school was not opened until 1923 and demolished in 1977. The new address is 776 South Broadway Ave - This addition was built in 1948.

Highway 99 Intersects

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636 S. Drake Avenue - Former Continental Baking Thrift Store - Founded in New York City by Robert Boyd Ward in 1849 as the Ward Baking Company. In 1921 William Ward, the grandson of Robert took over the company.  

Family Life Center - 706 S. Drake

3801 E. Main St - Sam's Pizza / Former T's Drive Inn

3827 E. Main Street - Former Delta Valley Realty - Demolished / Gordon Verner Lumber (50)

3828 E. Main Street - Autozone

Hinkley Intersects

Cox's Grocery - 639 S. Hinkley - 1967

3940 E. Main St - East Main Poultry (50)

4010 E. Main Street - Eastside Fire Department - Station Number 12

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4040 E. Main St - Winds Oil & Gas

4075 E. Main Street - G&L Sunland Gas (Representative Photo)

Oro Avenue Intersects

4100 E. Main Street - Former Red Barn Tavern / Lloyd Geddes Restaurant (50)

4105 E. Main Street The Hamburger Stand is a regional fast food chain in the southwestern United States. Besides its low cost burgers, the franchise features menu items from its sister companies Wienerschnitzel and Tastee-Freez at some of its locations. The franchise has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming. Hamburger Stand Website
 

4123 E. Main St - Delta Hardware
4125 E. Main St - Milton Duncan Auto Repair (50)
4126 E. Main St - CC Scott Gas (50)
Adelbert Street Intersects

4232 E. Main Street - Former Centro-Mart - Now a Dollar General Market - Left photo by Ron Chapman


4315 E. Main Street - Former White Front Grocery - Today Forlando's Fooda

4341 E. Main St - Joe's Club Tavern
4410 E. Main St - Ralph's Tire Shop
4415 E. Main St - Big Boy Speed Wash
4425 E. Main St - Twelve Club
Coolidge Avenue Intersects

4515 E. Main Street - Charlie's Auto Parts

4601 E. Main Street - Former Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall

Solari Ranch - 4600 Block of East Main Street 

Main & 1107 S. Wagner - Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School

Cardinal Avenue Intersects

115 South Cardinal St - Billy's State Garage

325 South Cardinal St - Garden Acres Market 341 South Cardinal Avenue - Richard's Barber Shop

515 South Cardinal Avenue - Parkview Market

731 South Cardinal Avenue - St Edwards Catholic Church

732 South Cardinal Avenue - Lucy's Hair Salon / Former Gooks Drive In Restaurant

Elmwood Elementary School - 840 S. Cardinal Avenue - Originally the Charity Dale District opened with a wooden schoolhouse in 1866. Photo is the front of a two room Elmwood School taken in the winter of 1920-21. The building was razed in 1954, although replaced by a new building in 1949. A wooden auxiliary building was divided into two classrooms located at the south end of the grounds. last used for storage.

247 N. Cardinal Avenue - Former Slaughter House location - Orvis & Clinger Meat Packing 

Main Street & 607 Bird Avenue - Garden Acres Community Center

4708 E. Main St - Solari's Fruit Stand

Stockton Diverting Canal   

6666 E Main Street - Countryside Farms - They are open to the general public again. Appointments for field trips or group tours must be arranged prior to your visit. The one exception is in October the public is invited to enjoy the farm, Friday afternoons, 2:30pm to 5:30pm and Saturdays, 10:30am to 5:30pm

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The Stockton East Water District, was formed in 1948 ... In 1963, the Governor of California signed a bill establishing the district's drinking water treatment plant, located at 6767 East Main Street 

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