Remembering Euclid Liquors

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The Euclid Liquors building at 140 S. Euclid Ave. in Upland is for sale — asking price: $1,250,000 — and the real estate agent asks if I know anything about its history. Brenda Delgadillo-Doolin, of MGR Real Estate in Upland, says she thought I “may have come across some interesting historical (or hysterical) knowledge of the building.”

Afraid not, but perhaps some of you have. About all she knows is that the distinctive building was erected in 1930, but surely not as a liquor store originally, as that was during Prohibition.

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  • Ted Melendez

    I’ve been at this liquor store and I can say it’s one of the bigger liquor stores I’ve ever visited, almost like a fancy AM/PM. Kinda cool that it stands out from the neighborhood that it’s in, somebody definitely put money in it since it’s 80 years plus.

    [Ted, thanks for the report. -- DA]

  • Vickie Alexander

    It is an old power plant for the electric line that ran on Euclid Avenue. The power lines ran out of the circles on the top to the lines on Euclid Avenue.

  • Fred Henderson

    Hi David:

    For part of its life, I believe it was the original Rugg Lumber. There was a railroad siding that ran from the main line by Hottels to the north side of the now liquor store. Flat cars and box cars loaded with lumber and other items.

    Thanks for the memories, David!!

    Fred Henderson

  • Jackie Leffingwell

    Around 1950, the building was occupied by a business owned by Pete Weiland. I believe it was something to do with the spraying of our local citrus groves.

  • Granny Andy

    Apparently Vicky is correct. Upland Library has a photograph available online at http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8m043rq/?query=upland%20california&brand=calisphere. “Ontario Power Station Euclid Ave. exterior with crew.” No date given.