#161 Nut Bowl Fountain

1532 N. Main St. -- 1940

This two-story building was originally the home of a hardware store. In 1947, Vern Snedden opened the first of two Nut Bowl Fountain restaurants in this corner location. The second restaurant was in Pleasant Hill. After 20 years, the Walnut Creek Nut Bowl closed, and the building has since been home to several stores and restaurants.