Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Fresno County

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The area now known as Fresno County, was discovered by Spaniards during a search for suitable mission sites. In 1846, this area became the property of the United States as a result of the Mexican War.

Fresno County was formed in 1856 from parts of Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties. Fresno is Spanish for "Ash" and it was due to the abundance of the shrubby local Ash tree, fraxinus dipetala, growing along the San Joaquin River that it received its name.

Parts of Fresno County's territory were given to Mono County in 1861 and to Madera County in 1893.

The original county seat was along the San Joaquin River in Millerton, but was moved to the rapidly growing town of Fresno on the newly built Southern Pacific Railroad line after a flood destroyed much of the town.

Source: Wikipedia

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Armenian Apostolic Church2226 Ventura StreetFresnoNational1986002097Ventura 2226 Armenian Apostolic Church
Arroyo de CantuaSR 198 and SR 133 IntersectionCoalinga1853California344SR 198Arroyo de Cantua
Bank of Italy1015 Fulton MallFresno1917National1982000963Fulton 1015 Bank of Italy
Brix Mansion2844 Fresno StreetFresno1911National1983001178Fresno 2844Brix Mansion
Coalinga Polk Street SchoolSouth 5th and East Polk StreetsCoalingaNational1982002175 Street 5Coalinga Polk Street School
Dinkey Creek BridgeMcKinley Grove RoadSierra National ForestNational1996000911McKinley GroveDinkey Creek Bridge
Einstein House1600 M StreetFresno1912National1978000662 Street M 1600Einstein House
First Junior College in CaliforniaStanislaus and O StreetsFresnoCalifornia803StanislausFirst Junior College in California
Forestiere Underground Gardens5021 West Shaw AvenueFresno1906California916Shaw 5021Forestiere Underground Gardens
Forestiere Underground Gardens5021 West Shaw AvenueFresno1906National1977000293Shaw 5021Forestiere Underground Gardens
Fort Miller5290 Millerton RoadFriantCalifornia584Millerton 5290Fort Miller
Fresno Bee Building1555 Van Ness AvenueFresno1922National1982000964Van Ness 1555Fresno Bee Building
Fresno Brewing Company100 M StreetFresno1907National1984000773 Street M 0100Fresno Brewing Company
Fresno CityFresno Slough North of James RoadTranquillityCalifornia488Fresno SloughFresno City
Fresno IWW Free Speech FightBroadway and Mariposa MallFresnoCalifornia873BroadwayFresno IWW Free Speech Fight
Fresno Memorial Auditorium2425 Fresno StreetFresno1935National1994000427Fresno 2425Fresno Memorial Auditorium
Fresno Republican Printery Building2120 North Kern StreetFresno1919National1979000474Kern 2120 Fresno Republican Printery Building
Gamlin CabinNorth Grove TrailSequoia-Kings Canyon National ParkNational1977000123North GroveGamlin Cabin
Hotel Californian851 Van Ness AvenueFresnoNational2004000333Van Ness 0851Hotel Californian
Japanese American Detention Camp1141 South Chance AvenueFresnoCalifornia934Chance S 1141Japanese American Detention Camp
Japanese American Detention CampBlackstone Avenue at Highway 41PinedaleCalifornia934BlackstoneJapanese American Detention Camp
Jensen Ranch8262 Bethel AvenueSelmaNational1982004980Bethel 8262 Jensen Ranch
Kearney Park and Mansion7160 Kearney BoulevardFresno1903National1975000426Kearney 7160 Kearney Park and Mansion
Kindler House1520 East Olive AvenueFresno1929National1982000965Olive 1520Kindler House
Knapp's CabinNorth Cedar Grove Road at Motor Nature TrailKings Canyon National ParkNational1978000291Cedar GroveKnapp's Cabin
Maubridge Apartments2344 Tulare StreetFresno1911National1982002176Tulare 2344Maubridge Apartments
Meux House1007 R StreetFresno1888National1975000427 Street R 1007Meux House
Old Administration Building of Fresno City College1101 University AvenueFresno1916National1974000510University 1101 Old Administration Building of Fresno City College
Old Fresno Water Tower2444 Fresno StreetFresno1894National1971000139Fresno 2444 Old Fresno Water Tower
Orange Cove Santa Fe Railway Depot633 East Railroad AvenueOrange CoveNational1978000668RailroadOrange Cove Santa Fe Railway Depot
Pantages Theater1400 Fulton StreetFresno1929National1978000663Fulton 1400 Pantages Theater
Physicians Building2607 Fresno StreetFresno1926National1978000664Fresno 2607 Physicians Building
Reedley National Bank1100 G StreetReedleyNational1985000352 Street G 1100Reedley National Bank
Reedley Opera House Complex10th and G StreetsReedleyNational1984000774 Street 10Reedley Opera House Complex
Rehorn House1050 S StreetFresno1906National1982002177 Street S 1050Rehorn House
Romain House2055 San Joaquin StreetFresno1905National1982002178San Joaquin 2055 Romain House
San Joaquin Light & Power Corporation Building 1401 Fulton StreetFresnoNational2005001497Fulton 1401San Joaquin Light & Power Corporation Building
Santa Fe Hotel935 Santa Fe AvenueFresno1913National1991000287Santa Fe 0935Santa Fe Hotel
Santa Fe Passenger Depot2650 Tulare StreetFresno1899National1976000482Tulare 2650 Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Shorty Lovelace Historic DistrictEast of Pinehurst in Kings Canyon National ParkPinehurstNational1978000293PinehurstShorty Lovelace Historic District
Southern Pacific Passenger Depot1713 Tulare StreetFresno1889National1978000665Tulare 1713Southern Pacific Passenger Depot
Stoner House21143 East Weldon AvenueSangerNational1985003145Weldon 21143Stoner House
Tower Theatre1201 North Wishon AvenueFresno1939National1992001276Wishon 1201Tower Theatre
Twining Laboratories2527 Fresno StreetFresno1930National1991000308Fresno 2527 Twining Laboratories
Warehouse Row722, 744, and 764 P StreetFresno1903National1978000666 Street P 722Warehouse Row
Y.W.C.A. Building1660 M StreetFresno1922National1978000667 Street M 1660Y.W.C.A. Building
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