Stand between the Clock and the BBQ Store just south on Fair Oaks
Blvd. Look across the street, and you will see the Hinsey Building on the
south west corner of Fair Oaks Blvd and California Ave., and the
adjoining buildings going south to the used car sales lot.
The first building is called the Hinsey Building (it has the rounded front
at the corner of the bldg. This building was constructed in approximately
1942 for Ralph Hinsey, son of William Hinsey, both early settlers
in Fair Oaks (you will see mention of both men in Loop 4, and details of
their life in Fair Oaks). Ralph Hinsey was the owner of the building, and he
occupied the building with his grocery business. The business was later sold
to others who continued to use the store as a grocery, and finally sold
to be used as an antique and retail business to this date.
The stores you see below in about 1960 included a men's clothing store,
the Western Auto Store, Mel's Cafe, a pharmacy, and finally Edgett Motors.
Throughout the many years that followed until now, many businesses
occupied the buildings including, antique shops, a soda fountain,
insurance, a fabric shop, and a bank.
Continue south to where Fair Oaks Blvd. takes a hard right and heads
down towards Sunrise Blvd. There is a crosswalk over to the other
side of Fair Oaks Blvd. Use the crosswalk (be careful, there's no stop
for the traffic rounding the corner) and stand on the far side of
the yellow pedestrian mat. Turn around and face south.