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Built in 1924 the old Holmans Department store was the largest department store on the peninsula having been established in 1891. John Steinbeck purchased many of his stationary supplies in this store. Steinbeck mentions Holmans in his books Sweet Thursday and Cannery Row. Ritchie Lovejoy a friend of Steinbecks worked at Holmans as a copywriter. Located at 542 Lighthouse Avenue.

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