Historic Downtown Upland Circa 2003- 2007

 

For a number of years this was the website for Historic Downtown Upland.
Content is from the site's 2003 -2007 archived pages.

The current website for Historic Downtown Upland is found at www.historicdowntownupland.org/.
If you haven't visited us in old town Upland, please come by and enjoy our shops, services, and restaurants.  Enjoy the feel of a small town, old-time community and the beautiful setting of our shopping district. 

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Archived Content Is Underwritten By:

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A Brief History of Upland, CA

1900

  • Already a big Citrus & Stone Fruit production area
  • Library Association Founded
  • North Ontario News already in circulation - later Upland News

Orchard

1901

  • First rural postal delivery

1902

  • Name changed from North Ontario
    to Upland

1903

  • Women's Club started

1906

  • Upland Incorporated
  • First national Bank organized
  • Flood

Upland Grammer School

1907

  • Fire Department organized
  • Upland Grammer School built, called Frannie D. Noe School
  • San Antonio Hospital opened on West Arrow Hwy

San Antonio Hospital

1913

  • Carnigie Library built by John Gerry
  • Freeze January 7 down to 18%
  • Big fire Downtown, 2nd & 9th
  • Atwoods Department Store opens

Carnigie Library

1915

  • First Fire Hall and Truck

1916

  • San Antonio Heights Flood

1919

  • First school built in 1886 moved from 18th Street to Campus & 13th Street. New school built on 18th Street

1920

  • San Antonio Community Hospital by-laws adopted
  • Upland College founded, closed 1965
  • Population 2,912

1922

  • City mail delivery begun
  • Freeze

1923

  • Ground broken for current location of San Antonio Hospital

1928

  • Upland Jr. High opened

Madonna of the Trail

1929

  • Madonna of the Trail Statue placed at Euclid & Foothill
  • Rugg Lumber opens

1930

  • Population 4,737

1932

  • First stop sign at Euclid & Foothill

Rush Hour

1937

  • Severe Freeze

1938

  • Flood

1939

  • Upland Elementary School built, replaced Frannie D. Noe School
  • Original City Hall dedicated

 

1940

  • Population 6,316

1944

  • Southern Baptist Church organized

The Grove Theatre

1947

  • Grove Theatre opens with Razor's Edge starring Tyron Power

1950

  • Sierra Vista School opened at 14th and 2nd Avenue
  • 1954 Baldy View School opened on West 11th Street
  • Population 9,203

1955

  • Upland High School opened
  • Downtown Kiosk built
  • Lewis Homes organized

Downtown Kiosk

1957

  • Eleventh Street Baptist Church organized

1959

  • Foothill Knolls School opened

1960

  • Population 15,918

1961

  • Grace Luthern organized

1962

  • Grace Luthern built at Euclid & 21st Street
  • Pioneer Junior High opened on West 18th Street

1963

  • Magnolia School opened on West 14th Street

1964

  • Citrus School opened on West 7th Street

1965

  • Sycamore School opened on West 13th Street

1966

  • St. Marks Church moved to 18th Street for Chaffey Communities Cultural Center Museum
  • Valencia School opened on West 22nd Street
  • Cabrillo School opened on West 11th Street

1969

  • Flood
  • Sister City of Mildura, Australia adopted

1974

  • New City Hall built & dedicated

1978

  • Upland News closed

1980

  • St. Joseph's Catholic completed

1987

  • Elizabethan Dinners at Upland High started

1990

  • Main Street Upland started

1991

  • Upland High marches in Rose Parade

1992

  • Metro Link Train comes to Upland

Metrolink

1998

  • An original packing house re-opened as Hanger 18 Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Wayne Gretzky Worldwide Roller Hocky Center at Upland Memorial Park

Downtown Today

1999

  • Downtown refurbished with new lights, benches & paving
  • Carnigie being refurbished
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2007

6/7/2007
Hair / Fashion Show
 
a show case for our downtown shops.
 
7/12/2007
Outlaws of Phsyics
 
County / Oldies Rock
 
7/19/2007
BackStreet
 
Classic Rock and Blues With guest proformace by "Sultanas of the Dancingbelly" with Nika Feyrouz.and "Village Mandala Drums " with Vernon Lewis.
 
8/2/2007
Main Stream
 
Classic / Country/ Rock
 
8/9/2007
Hanks Cadillac
 
Old Time Country
 
8/16/2007
Polyhedra Band
 
JAZZ
 
8/23/2007
Lance Cosgrove
 
Country / Rock Roll With guest proformace by "Sultanas of the Dancingbelly" with Nika Feyrouz.and "Village Mandala Drums " with Vernon Lewis.
 
8/30/2007
Jonny Come Lately
 
Rockabilly, Punk, Blues & Surf 909-957-5958 www.myspace.com/jonnyvienetarde
 
9/6/2007
Cold Shot
 
Blues / Classic Rock
   

 

10/14/2006 - 10/15 / 2006 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Other Section
 

Volks March 10K

  The Low Desert Road Runners Club
Present Volks March 10K
To sign up
Call Dottie Schwieger
951-735-0395 or
Main Street Office
909-949-4499
   
10/28/2006 - 3:00PM - 11:00PM
Other Section
 

Oktoberfest

  Fun and exciting day filled with flavorful hot dogs, sausages, beer and contests with merchants throughout Historic downtown Upland taking part of the fun activities planned. Arts & Crafts and Business Expo. Come and join us for our 3rd annual Oktoberfest.
$10.00 in advance $15.00 at the door
Includes authentic Meal & Souvenir Stein
On C St between 2nd & 3rd
Tickets on Sale
Main Street Office 136 E. 9th St
Old Baldy Brewery 271 N. 2nd Ave
D' Uplander 296 N. 2nd Ave
Call For More Info 909-949-4499
   
10/31/2006 - 5:00 to 8 pm
Other Section
 

Scary-A-Fair

  Come join us for a fun Halloween night with games, treats, costume and pumpkin carving contests, -and while you're all decked out in your Halloween best, have your photo taken! Pictures $3 each. Admission is free.
For more information contact Upland Recreation at 909/931-4280
   
11/11/2006
Other Section
 

Le Tour De Foothills

  The 2006 ride will be held
November 11th 2006.
With 281 riders, we had a very successful event which FAR exceeded our expectations.
Memorial Park Upland, California
25, and 50 mile rides for the Avid Cyclist
and Family Fun Ride/Walk On The City of Upland’s New Bike Path
   
2/10/2007 - 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Other Section
 

Sweet Taste of Upland

  ‘A TASTE OF UPLAND’ CELEBRATES CENTURY OF GRACIOUS LIVING AND FINE DINING OPPORTUNITIES

UPLAND, CA – Saturday, has been selected as the date for A Taste of Upland, the third and most elegant offering in a series of events celebrating historic downtown Upland’s diversity and uniqueness.
Running from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sweet Taste of Upland will feature many different Upland bistros displaying the finest in the region’s wine and cuisine at the heart of the historic downtown Upland, said Main Street Upland Executive Director Steve Eastis, whose organization sponsors the annual event.
Cost for the black – tie optional event will be $25 per person with reservations and $30 per person at the event, he added.
Along with the Upland Lemon Festival and regular weekly Market Night events, A Taste of Upland highlights the numerous and singular shopping and dining opportunities featured in the historic downtown district, said Eastis.
A Taste of Upland will feature four different restaurants which allow attendees to explore the historic downtown’s wide variety of cuisine and wine selection that reflect the heritage of what was once the world’s leading vineyard and agricultural community.
“Economics and modern community development practices dictate that most of today’s restaurants tend to be large franchises built as part of major retail developments,” said Eastis.
“Historic downtown communities provide the few remaining places where diners can experience the variety of distinctive fine dining opportunities we offer here. That is why designated regions like historic downtown Upland are also the few remaining areas where truly unique dining opportunities can flourish.”

“As the historic crossroads of Southern California, Upland has for over a century boasted a cultural diversity far more distinctive than any other California city. We want everyone in the region to experience that uniqueness in an elegant, one of a kind event.
The ‘City of Gracious Living’ began as the transportation hub of a series of historic roads from California to the east and Mexico. “In fact, the center of Downtown Upland marks the point where the historic Old Spanish Trail from the southwest to the coast merged with the El Camino Real (the King’s Road) connecting the Spanish missions.
“The first settlers noted that because of the perfect combination of warm sun, wide open spaces and numerous fresh water sources, farmers in the region were able to mimic the crops grown in the great food and vineyard growing regions of the world,” Eastis said.“With the expansion of the region’s vineyards in the 19th century, our region profited again from an influx of Italian, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and native and southwestern American influences as well.
“Virtually every major culture celebrated for its food or wine has been represented here in the Inland Valley,” said Eastis.
“A Taste of Upland represents that history with a wide selection of the finest cuisine in the region.”
Eastis noted the event “also allows us to introduce these fine and casual dining opportunities along with old time neighborhood taverns and the most unique shops and businesses in the region.”
The event will begin near the gazebo at Ninth Avenue and 2nd ave in historic downtown Upland just east of Euclid Avenue. For more information, contact (909) 949-449
   
12/1/2007
Christmas Parade
 

Children's Christmas Parade

  A fantastic parade of Upland children, youth, adults, public officials, clubs, and schools! Come watch the parade with the whole family on the first Saturday in December. Following the parade we will be hosting the spectacular Art's & Craft Fair with a place to find that hard to find special gift, for that special person.

 

 



 

2006

 

12/2/2006 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Arts & Craft Fair continuing until 3PM
Christmas Parade
 

Children's Christmas Parade

  A fantastic parade of Upland children, youth, adults, public officials, clubs, and schools! Come watch the parade with the whole family on the first Saturday in December. Following the parade we will be hosting the spectacular Art's & Craft Fair with a place to find that hard to find special gift, for that special person.

 



 

2005

9/1/2005
Backstreet
 
Classic Rock
 
9/8/2005
Shane
 
Mellow Rock
 
9/15/2005
Fat Penny
 
Country/Blues
 
9/22/2005
DEA Band
 
Classic Rock
 
9/29/2005
The Season Of Us
 
Jazz/Bossa Nova
 
10/6/2005
Nomad
 
Blues/50's & 60's
 
10/13/2005
Polyhedra
 
Jazz
 
10/20/2005
The Season of Us
 
Jazz/Bossa Nova
 
10/27/2005
Nuance
 
Jazz
   

 

 



 

2004

 

9/11/2004 - 9AM-3PM
Other Section
 

All American Car & Truck Show

  Come join the fun at the All American Car & Truck Show on Saturday, September 11th. Bring the family and friends and make a day viewing hundreds of the finest cars & trucks around. There will be food, beer & wine garden, live band, contests, raffles, auctions and more. The car show is being put on by the Pomona Valley Corvette Association (www.pvca.org) to raise money for The Painted Turtle, an innovative camp and family care center for children with life-threatening illnesses. (www.thepaintedturtle.org) This is a great opportunity to help out a great organization and have fun at the same time. To make things even better, Main Street Upland is hosting a chili cook-off in the beer & wine garden to help raise funds. The entry fee is $30.00 and one gallon of chili for the Peoples Choice. For the official rules and application, go to the forms section of this site. This is Main Street’s first ICS sanctioned cook-off. ICS (International Chili Society) is a national organization that sets up rules and guidelines for chili cook-offs. To be in the sanctioned judging, a $42.00 annual membership to ICS is required. We would love to have you join us in competition for cash and trophy awards and to help out The Painted Turtle. If Cooking’s not your thing, then come on down for the samples. We look forward to seeing you.
For more information Call 909-949-4499
   
10/23/2004
Other Section
 

Oktoberfest

  Fun and exciting day filled with flavorful hot dogs, sausages, beer and contests with merchants throughout Historic downtown Upland taking part of the fun activities planned. Come and join us for our 1st annual Oktoberfest.
   
10/30/2004 - 5:30 to 8 pm
Other Section
 

Scary-A-Fair

  Come join us for a fun Halloween night with games, treats, costume and pumpkin carving contests, -and while you're all decked out in your Halloween best, have your photo taken! Pictures $3 each. Admission is free.
For more information contact Upland Recreation at 909/931-4280
   
11/14/2004 - 10AM-4PM
Other Section
 

Bridal & Quinceanera Fair

  WEDDINGS: Before you say "I DO" consult the cast of experts assembled at Main Street Upland. Learn about all the current bridal trends including fashion, entertainment, florists, travel arrangement, caterers, photographers, hair salons, spas, wedding planners, reception locations, limo services, magnificent custom wedding cakes, and the finest in jewelry design.
QUINCEANERA: Bring your beautiful daughters to plan one of their most gracious & memorable occasions as you introduce your child into society as a young lady coming of age. We provide an exciting atmosphere of activity yet relaxing & peaceful let us help you to build your dreams. You deserve thorough, personilized attention everytime...
   

 

 

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