Farmers Union Building

Farmers Union Building (HMZKI)

Location: San Jose, CA 95113 Santa Clara County
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N 37° 20.109', W 121° 53.591'

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The Farmers Union Corporation, established in this building in 1874, was once indispensible to San Jose's farming community. It served as an agricultural cooperative and bank and throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the chief general merchandiser to rural Santa Clara County. The hardware store weathered the Depression by expanding it scope, selling "everything for the home, garden and farm." In 1961, with the waning of agriculture in the valley, Farmers Union President John P. McEnery made the decision to develop the corporation holdings as the new San Pedro Square.
Marker Number9
Placed BySan Jose History Walk
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598047 N 4132627
Decimal Degrees37.33515000, -121.89318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.109', W 121° 53.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 6.54" N, 121° 53' 35.46" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 W Santa Clara St, San Jose CA 95113, US
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