The Mercantile/La Plaza building in Atascadero was part of the civic center of the colony. It was destroyed by fire September 13, 1934.
The Mercantile/La Plaza building in Atascadero was part of the civic center of the colony. It was destroyed by fire September 13, 1934. Photo courtesy of the Atascadero Historical Society dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
The Mercantile/La Plaza building in Atascadero was part of the civic center of the colony. It was destroyed by fire September 13, 1934. Photo courtesy of the Atascadero Historical Society dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

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December 12, 2016 4:04 PM

About the Colony

Lon Allan

Lon Allan has lived in Atascadero for nearly five decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 805-466-8529 or leallan@tcsn.net .