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Patterson in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Patterson's Westside Bell

 
 
Patterson's Westside Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
1. Patterson's Westside Bell Marker
Inscription. This bell was for many years at the honor farm at Frank Raines Park in the Del Puerto Canyon and was returned to Patterson because it was believed to be either the old Las Palmas School bell or the Presbyterian Church bell, both structures which are gone.

Dedicated on June 2, 2000 by the Patterson Township Historical Society

The monument was erected with love by community members using bricks recovered from the fire damaged Del Puerto Hotel. A time capsule nearby was dedicated on September 30, 2000

Donated by the Patterson Lions Club
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 37° 28.295′ N, 121° 7.81′ W. Marker is in Patterson, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is at the intersection of Plaza Circle and West Las Palmas Avenue on Plaza Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patterson CA 95363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rancho del Puerto (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Del Puerto (within shouting distance of this marker); Hills Ferry (approx. 11.9 miles away); Orestimba (approx. 11.9 miles away); West of This Point is the California Aqueduct
Patterson's Westside Bell Marker, Monument, and Bell image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
2. Patterson's Westside Bell Marker, Monument, and Bell
(approx. 11.9 miles away); Founding Day April 28, 1888 (approx. 12.2 miles away); Ceres Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 12.7 miles away); Ceres War Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patterson.
 
Also see . . .  Rancho Del Puerto and the Patterson Colony. The Patterson Township Historical Society's story of the founding and developent of Patterson. (Submitted on February 11, 2010.) 
 
Patterson's Westside Bell Marker, Monument, and Bell - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
January 30, 2010
3. Patterson's Westside Bell Marker, Monument, and Bell - Wide Shot
The marker is mounted on a monument by the east entrance of the Center Building. The building, designed by Arthur Burnett Benton, was completed in 1910. It was one of the first buildings in Patterson, housing the Patterson Ranch Company.
Center Building Dedication Plaque being guarded by fierce watchcats image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
4. Center Building Dedication Plaque being guarded by fierce watchcats
In 1978 the Center Building was given over to the Historical Society for use as a museum. The dedication plaque reads:

Patterson Museum
Constructed 1910
Dedicated as a historical building by the Arthur Moss Chapter NSDAR
May 22, 1982
Center Building - West Side View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
5. Center Building - West Side View
The museum is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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