Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old City Hall
Erected 1968 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gilroy Parlor No.312.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1874.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7410 Monterey Street, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. 1.1 miles away); Rancho San Ysidro / San Ysidro SchoolFranklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Round House (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilroy.
Regarding Old City Hall. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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 & 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.
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