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Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Town Hall and Jail Site

Southwest Corner Main and Benton Streets

 

— Point of Historical Interest —

 
Town Hall and Jail Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Town Hall and Jail Site Marker
Inscription.  Red brick two-story built in 1891 by county on town owned lot. County wanted branch jail. Town wanted town hall. County paid for first story. Town paid for second. Demolished 1948.

Marker placed by order of Santa Clara City Council by Historical and Landmarks Commission

 
Erected 1972 by Historical and Landmarks Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 21.013′ N, 121° 56.778′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Benton Street and Main Street on Benton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Benton Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kersell/Lorente House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Saxe Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Menzel House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Downtown Santa Clara

Town Hall and Jail Site Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Town Hall and Jail Site Marker - wide view
The marker is mounted to the low cement monument in the center of the picture.
(about 400 feet away); Russell – Robinson House (about 500 feet away); Hichborn House (about 500 feet away); Senator Franck House Site (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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