AKA: Edgerly Block, Downtown, Fresno, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

3 stories

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Fulton Street and Tulare Street
Downtown, Fresno, CA 93721

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In 1898, the Edgerly Block was situated at the intersection of J Street and Tulare Street.

Building History

In 1895, A. Borel and Company of San Francisco owned this mixed-use office/retail building. At this time, it had several important tenants, including Fresno's main post office, the offices of Noble Brothers, successful fruit packers, real estate offices, and branches of three large insurance companies.

Building Notes

In 1898, G.S. Ramsay operated the Fresno Business College and Normal School in the Edgerly Building. (SeeFresno, California, City Directory, 1898, p. 95.)

In 1898, the Fresno City Directorynoted that Asa S. Edgerly resided in the Edgerly Block. (SeeFresno, California, City Directory, 1898, p. 88.)

The Fresno Morning Republican newspaper had its offices in the Edgerly Block in 1898. J.W. Short was the paper's managing editor and William Glass its business manager in 1898. (SeeFresno, California, City Directory, 1898, p. 96.)

PCAD id: 21250