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Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Historic Connection

1905 and on

— Stanford | Redwood City —

 
 
Historic Connection Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, September 9, 2022
1. Historic Connection Marker
Inscription.  
The connection between Stanford University and the City of Redwood City goes back a long time. While the first students were admitted to the University on October 1, 1891 – with the mission to “qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life; and its purpose, to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization” – it was that Pioneer Class that included at least one student from Redwood City, as well as about 25% women.

Stanford’s physical presence in Redwood City dates to 1905 when the Stanford Boar Club constructed a boathouse on Redwood Creek.

But why a new Stanford campus in Redwood City? In the early 2000’s, there was interest at the University – and at Stanford Healthcare – for additional space. Several sites were considered; the Mid-Point Technology Park site was selected. Its proximity to the original campus and access to multiple transportation corridors were factors in its selection. This campus allows for growth of the University and for much of the administrative staff to relocate here, while also reflecting Stanford’s spirit and character
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and enabling the historical campus to focus on academics. Stanford Redwood City opened in 2019; the nearby Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center opened in 2009.

(There is a small panel in braille below the main text)

Images:
(Top Left)
Stanford Rowing & Sailing teams continue to practice from the boathouse in Redwood City.
(Top Right) Stanford’s Freshman Crew at the club’s Redwood City boathouse, 1913.
(Bottom Left) The Stanford Redwood City Campus is located on the site of the former Mid-Point Technology Park.
(Bottom Right) Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and community dignitaries cut the ribbon opening the Stanford Redwood City Campus, 2019.
 
Erected by Stanford University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineSportsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 37° 29.109′ N, 122° 12.188′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Broadway near Warrington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The resin marker, one of eight, is mounted to a metal stand in the courtyard west of Discovery Hall. Touch for map
Historic Connection Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, September 9, 2022
2. Historic Connection Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Broadway, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ampex Years (a few steps from this marker); Pleistocene Period (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Airfield (a few steps from this marker); Alta California (a few steps from this marker); Horticultural Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Mezesville (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Station (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Also see . . .  SRWC Campus Timeline.
"Learn about Stanford's growth in Redwood City."
(Submitted on September 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Historic Connection Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, September 9, 2022
3. Historic Connection Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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