Photos of A.J. Wheeler, His Newville Shop & Home, and Early Corning Plumbing & Sheet Metal Shop.



  Andrew Jackson "A.J." Wheeler, 1858-1926.

Wheeler Tinshop and Home circa 1900 at Newville, California.  (Left to rignt: hired man, son Gus, A.J. and Belle Wheeler)

Wheeler Plumbing & Sheet Metal Shop (on right) on south side of Solano Street and the 3rd building west of Sixth Avenue, Corning, California



Wheeler Shop on Solano Street, the main street of Corning, then an unpaved road.

Front of Shop with interesting parking instructions on curb.

Shop entrance & show windows facing Solano St. (before remodel and setback).



Family car parked near shop with "downtown" Corning in background. (Can you identify make & year? If so, please let us know for dating purposes.)



   The plumbing shop

building is still in use

today at 1405 Solano


Inside of Shop's new show room - Fred Sales on left, Mildred Greer on right.  Original building was set back away from the street and the show room was added in front.


The upper right corner of the original gray sheet metal shop front can be seen here above the new west wall.

Back side of previous photo & reads in part as follows: "This was taken in the 30's before he died. Daddy completely remodeled the plumbing shop. At that time the front door was set back & 2 large plate glass display windows put in front..."



 These photod taken

February 2002. 

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