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This is a photo of California's oldest store in Ventura, Ventura Co., CA, "Chaffee's"(was at one time called the Chaffee, McKeeby & Bonestel Store). Founded 1862 by my gg grandfather, Walter Scott Chaffee. In the early days, there was brick on the outside of the building and this looks like stucco so I am guessing about 1905 or close. The store was on the corner of Palm and Main St. downtown(west end)Ventura. After 1929 the store became the "Ventura Department Store".
at Chaffee's Dept. Store, Ventura, CA


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