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Avon Tosco Refinery Collection
2008.08  
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Description
This contains photographs, documents, house organs, and other materials related to the Avon Refinery in Concord, California (formally Avon Village).
Background
Associated Oil Company began construction of the Avon Refinery in 1913. Associated Oil Company and Tide Water Oil Company formed a partnership in 1926 and merged ten years later, becoming Tide Water Associated. . J. Paul Getty gained control of the company in 1951 and changed the name to Tide Water in 1954. The company name was changed to Tidewater Oil Company in 1956. Phillips Petroleum purchased the refinery in 1966. Tosco purchased the property in 1976. A merger in 2001 resulted in ConocoPhillips ownership.
Extent
1 box
Restrictions
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Availability
Collection is open for research.