#0996 Union Oil Company Building


#0996 Union Oil Company Building

Site information:

1003 E Main St, Santa Paula


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California

Founded October 17, 1890
Presented by the City of Santa Paula, California to Union Oil Company of California in Commemoration of the Company's 50 years of Service to the West

August Twenty-Four, Nineteen Hundred Forty

OHP description:

The Santa Paula Hardware Company Building, more commonly referred to as the Union Oil Company Building, is significant for its historical importance as the birthplace of the Union Oil Company on October 17,1890. The building continued to serve as a field division office after the main headquarters moved to Los Angeles in 1900. In 1950 the Union Oil Museum was established and in 1990, for its Centennial Celebration, the building was restored to its original appearance and reopened as a new state-of-the-art oil museum.

Registered 2/11/1991