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Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Porter Building

Santa Cruz County Historical Trust Landmark

 
 
Porter Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
1. Porter Building Marker
Inscription.
1903
Porter Bldg.
Wm. Weeks, Architect
Designed for Warren Porter
Housed the Post Office until 1913

 
Erected by Santa Cruz County Historical Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 36° 54.544′ N, 121° 45.332′ W. Marker is in Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Main Street near Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Watsonville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Year to Remember in Watsonville (about 300 feet away); This Gun Was Used (about 500 feet away); The Lettunich Building (about 500 feet away); The Mansion House (about 700 feet away); Where Strawberries are Sweeter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Julius Lee House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Apple Annual (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
 
Regarding Porter Building.

The Porter Building's architect, William
Porter Building Entrance - the Marker is just to the right of the entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
2. Porter Building Entrance - the Marker is just to the right of the entrance.
H. Weeks, designed a number of well-known civic buildings in Northern and Central California, including more than 20 Carnegie libraries and more than 20 schools, as well as a number of banks, lodges, factories, and private homes. Examples of his work that can be found in the HMdb database include the Woodland Opera House, the Carnegie City Library in the city of San Luis Obispo, and the Carnegie Library in Livermore.

Warren Porter was a local businessman, as well as Lieutenant Governor of California (1907-1911).

The building currently houses the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Porter Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
3. The Porter Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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