Ehrman General Store
43363 Mission Blvd.  
Mission San Jose  
Phil Bartlett

EHRMAN GENERAL STORE

WITH THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, THE TOWN AROUND THE MISSION SAN JOSE
BECAME THE GATEWAY AND PROVISION CENTER FOR THE “49’ER” ON HIS WAY TO THE
SOUTHERN MINES. TO MEET THESE DEMANDS, THE FIRM OF STRAUSS AND CO. WAS FOUNDED
BY S. STRAUSS, LEON EHRMAN AND S. BACHMAN IN AN OLD ADOBE ON THIS SITE. AFTER A SUCCESSION OF PARTNERSHIPS WITH A. LEBRECHT AND BROTHER MAX ERHMAN, SOLOMON EHRMAN BUILT THIS BRICK STRUCTURE IN 1894. THE ERHMAN GENERAL STORE SERVED
FOR YEARS AS THE WELLS FARGO OFFICE.

DEDICATED JULY, 18 1981
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

FREMONT PRIMARY HISTORIC RESOURCE NO. 1926
RESTORED BY ROBERT AND PAULINE MCIVOR
NORMAN D. HALE A. I. A., ARCHITECT