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

Marin County Civic Center

 
 
Marin County Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
1. Marin County Civic Center Marker
Inscription. The Civic Center Complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) near the end of his long career. The Administration Building was completed in 1962 and the Hall of Justice in 1970. They are the only government buildings designed by the distinguished architect that were ever actually constructed. The project fully embodied Wright's ideal of organic architecture--a synthesis of buildings and landscape, in Wright's words, the structures were planned to "melt into the sunburnt hills."

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 999

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the citizens of Marin County.

December 31, 1992
 
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 999.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.833′ N, 122° 31.867′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Peter Behr Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the library entrance door. Marker is in this post office area: San Rafael CA 94903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow

Marin County Civic Center National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
2. Marin County Civic Center National Historic Landmark
has been designated a National Historic Landmark

This building possess national significance in commemoration the history of the United States of America

1991
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

flies. William A. Richardson (approx. half a mile away); Bradford House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gate House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Belrose Theater (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mission San Rafael Arcangel (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marin (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marin County Civic Center Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Great Buildings - Marin Civic Center. Photos, floor plans and 3D models. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Marin County Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
3. Marin County Civic Center Marker
Marin County Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
4. Marin County Civic Center Marker
Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
5. Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details
172-foot gold spire
Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
6. Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details
Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
7. Marin County Civic Center - Architectural Details
Looking out from the balcony, over the blue roofs and under the gold spheres hanging overhead.
Marin Commission on Aging Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 20, 2010
8. Marin Commission on Aging Time Capsule
located across the driveway in the other doorway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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