Fresno County Assessor Photo Project

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Fresno County Assessor Photo Project

A sampling of the photos of residences and businesses around Fresno County in the 1960s. This was done prior to big redevelopment activities and building of Highway 41, 168 and 180.
Contact the Heritage Center to see if your address/APN are contained in the project or to obtain copies. 559-600-6230 or


The photo collection consists primarily of photos taken in the mid 1960s, with a few stretching into the 1950s and the 1970s or later. This time frame covers several significant moments in the County's history, including the County Centennial (1956), City of Fresno diamond jubilee (1960), the opening of the Fulton Mall, and the naming of the City of Fresno as an All-American City in 1967. It also captured the essence of the County's smaller communities prior to their rapid expansion, and the disasters of the 1983 Coalinga earthquake and 2020 Creek Fire.
Photos are arranged by APN and through our fantastic volunteers, there is a database linking APN's to addresses. A total of 21,036 sheets of photos (approximately 100,000 individual photos) have been scanned and linked to more than 112,000 addresses.


Mark Curtis; instigator, organization, database entry
Bill Fenton; organization, database entry
James Harness; database entry
Mai Hopstone; database entry
Zachary Martinez; organization
Susan Pappas; organization, scanning, database entry
Daniel Sparks; organization
Eugene Sibley; organization, scanning, database development, database entry, lead volunteer


Fresno County Assessor's Photos




Fresno County Public Library





Collection Items

Mid-Century tract home now part of FWY 41
181 E Shaw Ave, Mid-Century Tract home

Kerman Sample 2- Home
Typical home in Kerman 15445 W. D Street. Kerman, CA

Kerman Sample-1  Kerman Hotel and Kerman Chop Suey
Business district in Kerman, Kerman Hotel and Kerman Chop Suey Restaurant --780 S. Madera Ave & C St

Shaver Lake, CA Example 2- Little Shaver Cafe
Little Shaver Cafe, 41808 Tolllhouse Rd (Hwy 168) Shaver Lake, CA

Shaver Lake Example-1 Cabin
41533 Indian Rock Rd, Shaver Lake, CA

Coalinga Sample 2- Typical style pioneer house
180 N Pierce, Coalinga, CA.
A typical style of pioneer house built in Western Fresno County. Many homes of similar age were severely damaged in the May 2nd, 1983 earthquake.

Coalinga Sample 1- The AMY building
The AMY building destroyed in the earthquake, May 2, 1983. Some of the addresses were 122 W Elm, 130 W Elm, 215 5th St, 217 5th St, 245 5th St, also known as the Coalinga Plaza

1136 S Street, Fresno, CA
This home no longer standing is an example of downtown's eclectic early architecture.

Kindler Home
Kindler Home (1929) on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by R. F. Felchlin, Architect in the French-Norman Picturesque style.
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