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Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Medico-Dental Building

Sutter Office Center

 

—1927 —

 
Medico-Dental Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 12, 2011
1. Medico-Dental Building Marker
Inscription. Designed and built by renowned Stockton architect Frank V. Mayo, FAIA, and Howard Bissell, AIA, this is an excellent example of a commercial Gothic Style skyscraper. The steel-framed structure features a terraced façade typical of eastern urban designs. The exterior is finished in “Coat of Joseph” face brick and trimmed in sandstone colored terra cotta made in Lincoln, California.

Stockton Historic Landmark No. 30
Designated by Stockton City Council 1982
(Marker Number 30.)
 
Location. 37° 57.365′ N, 121° 17.189′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Sutter Street and East Miner Street, on the right when traveling north on North Sutter Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 North Sutter Street, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); B & M Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John’s Episcopal Church and Guild Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goddess of Justice
Medico-Dental Building Marker - wide view Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 12, 2011
2. Medico-Dental Building Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here just to the right of the entrance.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); California Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Compass Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stockton City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Stockton's Medico-Dental Building a gothic gem. The Recordnet.com's article (2/20/2009) article on the history of the Medico-Dental Building; "...n the Medico-Dental, Stockton architect Frank Mayo envisioned a skyscraper centralizing local doctors and dentists, something San Francisco and San Jose had. A 1927 edition of the Stockton Evening Record ran announcements from dozens of doctors and dentists moving in. The building had a first-story pharmacy, a tenant-only clubroom and radio station KWG, the Voice of the San Joaquin Valley, broadcast from there...." (Submitted on November 13, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
Dedication Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 12, 2011
3. Dedication
Located to the left of the building entrance is a dedication reading "Dedicated to the practice of medical sciences and the service of humanity."
Medico-Dental Building - view of decorative terra cotta detail above the building entrance Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 12, 2011
4. Medico-Dental Building - view of decorative terra cotta detail above the building entrance
The Medico-Dental Building - view from the northwest Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 12, 2011
5. The Medico-Dental Building - view from the northwest
 
 
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