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Holman's Department Store

Identification

Holman's Department Store
200143

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
chicago school

Usages

department store

Facts

  • A Pacific Grove household name since 1891.
  • John Steinbeck used to buy his writing supplies from Holman's when he lived on 11th Street with his wife, Carol Henning.
  • A fourth floor and elevator were added in 1931.
  • Now an antiques mall and organic produce market.
  • Biggest department store in the Monterey Bay area for more than 40 years, and a division of Chicago's Marshall Field & Company.
  • Sanborn heights: 42 feet from the corner of Grand Avenue and Lighthouse, 54 feet to the base of roof-top solarium.
  • Holman's was built on the site of the 4-story El Carmelo Hotel which was dismantled in 1918 for lack of business.

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Location

542 Lighthouse Avenue
93950
Pacific Grove
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

65.40 ft
4
1
1924
3
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