Davenport Cash Store

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The historic Davenport Cash Store was built in 1906 [1] in the town of Davenport, California. The Cash Store was a general store that sold, among other things, ammunition, tools, clothing, feed for stock, and groceries [2] for the small population of Davenport and the surrounding areas. The word "cash" in the title was common at the time and indicated that it did not take credit.

In 1953, the Cash Store was destroyed in a fire.[3] The building remained a burned shell until February 1978, when Bruce and Marcia McDougal, founders of Big Creek Pottery,[4] renovated the building as a production pottery studio and graduate pottery school called the New Davenport Cash Store. The building quickly developed into a restaurant. In 1982, the McDougals shut down their pottery studio and transformed that part of the New Cash Store into a bed and breakfast.[5]

In 2006, the Cash Store came under new ownership as the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn. [3]


  1. Santa Cruz Public Libraries, County History Website (accessed July 2011)[1]
  2. Metroactive Newspapers website (accessed July 2011)
  3. "Brief History of the Davenport Fire Team", Santa Cruz County website (accessed July 2011)[2] Archived 2005-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Santa Cruz Sentinel website (accessed July 2011)
  5. Metroactive Newspapers website (accessed July 2011)

External links[edit]

  • [4] The Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn
  • [5] Travel & Leisure Magazine article on the Davenport Roadhouse

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