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

Porter Building

Santa Cruz County Historical Trust Landmark

 
 
Porter Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
1. Porter Building Marker
Inscription.  
1903
Porter Bldg.
Wm. Weeks, Architect
Designed for Warren Porter
Housed the Post Office until 1913

 
Erected by Santa Cruz County Historical Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 36° 54.544′ N, 121° 45.332′ W. Marker is in Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Main Street near Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Watsonville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Year to Remember in Watsonville (about 300 feet away); This Gun Was Used (about 500 feet away); The City Plaza (about 500 feet away); The Lettunich Building (about 600 feet away); The Mansion House (about 700 feet away);
Porter Building Entrance - the Marker is just to the right of the entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
2. Porter Building Entrance - the Marker is just to the right of the entrance.
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Kalich Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where Strawberries are Sweeter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
 
Regarding Porter Building.

• The Porter Building's architect, William H. Weeks, designed a number of well-known civic buildings in Northern and Central California, including more than 20 Carnegie libraries and more than 20 schools, as well as a number of banks, lodges, factories, and private homes. Examples of his work that can be found in the HMdb database include the Woodland Opera House, the Carnegie City Library in the city of San Luis Obispo, and the Carnegie Library in Livermore.

• Warren Porter was a local businessman, as well as Lieutenant Governor of California (1907-1911).

• The building currently houses the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
 
The Porter Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
3. The Porter Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022