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Novato in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

(Novato) City Hall

901 Sherman Avenue

 
 
(Novato) City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. (Novato) City Hall Marker
Inscription. After Novato was incorporated in 1960, city officials found a ready-made City Hall in the former Presbyterian Church, built in 1896. The City purchased it in 1962; it was repainted dark red with white trim and in 1963, it reopened as Novato's City Hall. In 2005, City offices moved to 75 Rowland Way when the Hall and surrounding city-owned buildings were deemed structurally unsafe.
City Hall renovation took place in 2008-2009, which involved moving the building 12 feet north to a new foundation and reinforcing the structure and its then-fragile steeple, while preserving its historic nature. Two adjacent structures were removed to create a civic green.
In addition to hosting City Council and other civic meeting, the building serves as public venue for events such as receptions, banquets, and small performances. It is renowned as the iconic symbol of Novato.
 
Erected by Novato Historical Guild.
 
Location. 38° 6.366′ N, 122° 34.08′ W. Marker is in Novato, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Street and De Long Avenue when traveling west on Sherman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Sherman Street, Novato CA 94945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Novato City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. Novato City Hall and Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Old Novato City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Postmaster's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Novato History Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeBorba's (about 400 feet away); Novato Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Novato Bank (about 400 feet away); Novato's First Railroad Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novato.
 
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Novato City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
3. Novato City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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