Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Granary in Paso Robles

The Granary in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic
Today is Humpday, and I'm taking a break from writing about my garden and taking you back to downtown Paso Robles. Today I will show you  The Granary, a three-story historic building that now houses several businesses and the Cool Hand Luke's Steak House.

In the middle of the last century, instead of being known for wine, Paso Robles was known as the Almond Capital of the World. Almond crops were stored here in the granary and then loaded onto the trains on the nearby railroad to be shipped across the country. Before that, it stored grain. Now Paso Robles does not grow much grain or many almonds, so the historic granary has become a great place to locate a business.