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The Ridge, Southridge
|Elevation||938 ft (286 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1656478|
It is named for William Declez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in France, well known for his marble business on Los Angeles Street. He opened granite quarries in Southern California in the 1860s in the Jurupa Hills on Pyrite Street, and built several Mexican public buildings. He died at age 73 on February 7, 1921, in the Southern Alps. When the Southern Pacific Railroad built a spur to the large granite quarries, it named the junction Declez and the terminal Declezville, for William Declez, owner of the granite works. Declez is a community in south Fontana.
It is adjacent to the southwestern section of the city of Fontana.
Declezville is at an average elevation of 938 feet (286 m).
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