Charles H. Slocum was an early Fair Oaks merchant and
investor. Along with W. Ralph Gore, he opened the first
lumber and hardware store on the northeast corner of Main
and California Streets. Slocum and Gore also partnered in
the Slocum-Gore store and the first Fair Oaks Bank, both of
which were on
California Avenue across from Plaza Park. When both the
store and bank burned in 1909, they built a new store on
California Street at the present location of the Fair Oaks
Brew Pub (2017).
He is best remembered for the Slocum House Restaurant
which was started in 1970 in his third home across from the
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