Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California
The Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California
(Photo by Brent Heath)
Standing proudly on the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Transit Street in Ontario, California, the threestory Frankish Building symbolizes the commercial and economic success of a California town. Like hundreds of similar buildings across the nation in small towns and large the building is locally significant because of its association with a prominent man of the community and because of its attractive architectural style. The unusually wide and sweeping main street Euclid Avenue was the creation of the town’s original founder, George Chaffey. Together, the building and its setting provide a visual reminder of the spirit of boosterism that swept across the nation in the late 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century.