Alameda in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Alameda City Hall
Building cost - $56,899
Architect – Percy & Hamilton
Builder – Thomas Day & Sons
Erected 1998 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Halcyon-Alamedea Parlor No. 47 & Grand Parlor.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 37° 45.983′ N, 122° 14.596′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Oak Street near Santa Clara Avenue. This marker is located at the Oak Street entrance of the Alameda City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA 94501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alameda Lodge No. 1015 They Brought Alameda the News (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alameda’s First Church (about 600 feet away); Historic Alameda High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); ATK Baseball Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clark Memorial Bench (approx. half a mile away); Meyers House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alameda.
Also see . . . Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Alameda City Hall. 5 photos and 20+ page monograph on the Alameda City Hall. From the Statement of Significance: ...Constructed a little over twenty years after the City received its charter in 1872, the building summed up the civic aspirations of the Alameda citizenry. Because the City of Alameda was the first in California and the second in the United States to operate its own power plant, opened in 1886, the City Hall had the benefit of incandescent lighting, a significant luxury. Monumentally conceived by George Percy of the firm Percy and Hamilton, the design reflects the current fashion for the Romanesque Revival Style initiated (Submitted on January 5, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on January 5, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.