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Old City Hall

Gilroy, California

 
 
Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
1. Old City Hall Marker
Inscription.
This building was constructed in 1905
and restored by the Gilroy Historical Society
to the memory of the pioneers of this area.
--MARKED BY--
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Gilroy Parlor No. 312
Gilroy, California April 27, 1968

 
Erected 1968 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gilroy Parlor No.312.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.416′ N, 121° 34.108′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Sixth Street (State Highway 152) and Monterey Street, on the right when traveling west on East Sixth Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7410 Monterey Street, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Alcalde” (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilroy Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilroy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rancho San Ysidro / San Ysidro School
Old City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
2. Old City Hall
Old City Hall building facing East Sixth Street. Marker can be seen in lower-center of photo.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Franklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gilroy.
 
Regarding Old City Hall. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
 
Also see . . .  Damage Caused by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake - Old Gilroy City Hall. Photos and detail of the damage caused by the 1989 earthquake to the Old City Hall building. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Frank Delos Wolfe, Architect
The Gilroy City Hall is the only civic design of Wolfe’s career that is still standing. Although originally considered a Mission Revival design, the locals refer to it affectionately as “Flemish Baroque.” The city hall is often credited to Samuel Newsom, but after reviewing all City Council records and local newspapers of the time, local historians concluded that this building was the work of Wolfe
Old City Hall Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
3. Old City Hall Corner Stone
Gilroy City Hall
Corner Stone Laid
November 1905

Cornerstone is mounted on corner next to marker.
& McKenzie alone. After being listed on the National Register in 1975, the building sustained damage in the 1989 earthquake. A thorough restructuring and restoration has helped to insure that the Gilroy City Hall will be around for many more generations to come.
Source: http://fdwolfe.com/gallery.html
    — Submitted May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Old City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
4. Old City Hall
This property
is listed in the
NATIONAL REGISTER
OF HISTORIC PLACES
by the United States
Department of the Interior
GILROY CITY HALL
1905
(This plaque is mounted on the building facing Monterey Street.)
Old City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
5. Old City Hall
National Register of Historic Places plaque can be seen on the left.
Old City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2009
6. Old City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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