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

Hostess House

 
 
Hostess House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
1. Hostess House Marker
Inscription.  This building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for servicemen and visitors. When moved from its original site to Palo Alto, it became the first municipally sponsored community center in the nation. It is the only remaining structure from California’s World War I Army training camps. Designed by Julia Morgan in 1918 for the YMCA, it was dedicated one year later to those who died in this war.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Palo Alto. (Marker Number 895.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 37° 26.576′ N, 122° 9.929′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Mitchell Lane and University Avenue on Mitchell Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto CA 94301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Hostess House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
2. Hostess House Marker
this marker. The Hostess House War and Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); History of Tower Well (approx. ¼ mile away); San Francisquito Creek Watershed (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named San Francisquito Creek Watershed (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Palo Alto (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early People of the Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Electronics Research Laboratory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Portola Journey's End (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
 
The Hostess House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
3. The Hostess House
Hostess House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
4. Hostess House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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