Fresno County Historical
Landmarks & Records Commission
Application for the Register of Centennial Business
Criteria for placement on the Register of Historic Fresno County
All business enterprises, except those which qualify under the Centennial Farms Program, which have conducted the same or related business activity for a t least the last 100 years, regardless of change in location, ownership or name, are eligible for placement on the register Register of Historic Fresno County Businesses.
Chief Executive Officer:________________________________________
Original Company Name:______________________
Original Business Address:_____________________
Original Business Activities:
Notable Facts, Other Addresses, Name Changes:
Form completed by:________________________
Type of Documentation Acceptable for Verification of Founding Date
Please include copies of one or more pieces of documentation.
Such documentation is necessary for the completion of your firm's entry
into the Register.
___ Entry in City Directory and/or County History
___ Articles of Incorporation
___ Company Archives (published company history, business correspondence, early letterhead, bills.)
___ Advertisement in historic magazine or newspaper
___ Listing with another business association or Business License Department records
___ Personal papers (oral interviews, diary, or correspondence)
___ Other, specify:
Please check categories which best describe the original and current nature of the business or industry.
___ ___ Banking & Finance
___ ___ Agriculture, Horticulture & Ranching
___ ___ Communications (including telephone telegraph).
___ ___ Construction & Architecture
___ ___ Entertainment
___ ___ Hostelries & Restaurants
___ ___ Insurance: Specify____________________________
___ ___ Law
___ ___ Manufacturing: Specify________________________
___ ___ Medical
___ ___ Hospital
___ ___ Pharmacy
___ ___ Other
___ ___ Media
___ ___ Mining & Metallurgy
___ ___ Petroleum
___ ___ Real Estate: Specify________________________
___ ___ Retail
___ ___ Service: Specify________________________
___ ___ Transportation
___ ___ Utilities
___ ___ Wineries, Distilleries, & Beverage Producer
___ ___ Other: Specify_______________________________
Notable Facts: Entry might include significant events in the
history of your business including mergers, expansion into other fields,
change of location, company's innovations and contributions, and comments
on the longevity of your business and your buildings. Use a separate
sheet if necessary.
Do you have a business records library or collection?
Does it contain drawings, photographs or other graphics materials
which might accompany your entry in the register?