Alameda in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Alameda City Hall
Building cost - $56,899
Architect – Percy & Hamilton
Builder – Thomas Day & Sons
Erected 1998 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Halcyon-Alamedea Parlor No. 47 & Grand Parlor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 37° 45.983′ N, 122° 14.596′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Oak Street near Santa Clara Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located at the Oak Street entrance of the Alameda City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA 94501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alameda Lodge No. 1015 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alameda’s First Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Alameda High School Meyers House (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Webster House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Point (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Alameda.
Also see . . . Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Alameda City Hall. 5 photos and 20+ page monograph on the Alameda City Hall. From the Statement of Significance: ...Constructed a little over twenty years after the City received its charter in 1872, the building summed up the civic aspirations of the Alameda citizenry. Because the City of Alameda was the first in California and the second in the United States to operate its own power plant, opened in 1886, the City Hall had the benefit of incandescent lighting, a significant luxury. Monumentally conceived by George Percy of the firm Percy and Hamilton, the design reflects the current fashion for the Romanesque Revival Style initiated in this country by Henry Hobson Richardson and used in his famous Allegheny County Courthouse design of 1884-1890. The Alameda City Hall modestly echoes that building in its general format. (Submitted on January 5, 2013.)
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