Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old City Hall
and restored by the Gilroy Historical Society
to the memory of the pioneers of this area.
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Gilroy Parlor No. 312
Gilroy, California April 27, 1968
Erected 1968 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gilroy Parlor No.312.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 37° 0.416′ N, 121° 34.108′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Sixth Street (State Highway 152) and Monterey Street, on the right when traveling west on East Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7410 Monterey Street, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Alcalde” (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilroy Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilroy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rancho San Ysidro / San Ysidro School Franklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilroy.
Regarding Old City Hall. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Also see . . . Damage Caused by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake - Old Gilroy City Hall. Photos and detail of the damage caused by the 1989 earthquake to the Old City Hall building. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Frank Delos Wolfe, Architect
The Gilroy City Hall is the only civic design of Wolfe’s career that is still standing. Although originally considered a Mission Revival design, the locals refer to it affectionately as “Flemish Baroque.” The city hall is often credited to Samuel Newsom, but after reviewing all City Council records and local newspapers of the time, local historians concluded that this building was the work
— Submitted May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.