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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Redwood City, California

 
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1California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — 2 — "Old" San Mateo County Courthouse
In 1858, Simon M. Mezes donated land to the county so that a courthouse could be built. This is the third courthouse built on this exact site and the forth built in the property. In 1903, the architectural firm of Dodge and Dolliver designed a domed . . . Map (db m32621) HM
2California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — A. C. Argo
Principal of Sequoia High School Superintendent of Sequoia Union High School District 1921 – 1948 In the room at the foot of this tower Mr. Argo and his Board shaped policies of enduring importance to the Sequoia Union High School . . . Map (db m41619) HM
3California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Al Terremere1930-1951
Al Terremere is a member of the Sequoia Sports Hall of Fame as both an athlete and a coach. Al was All-League in both football and baseball during his Sequoia playing career, and captured multiple championships in both baseball and football as a . . . Map (db m62605) HM
4California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Alhambra Theater
The finest playhouse between San Francisco and San Jose opened here January 20, 1896. In 1921, the building was purchased by Redwood City Masonic Lodge which was instituted August 28, 1863.Map (db m62625) HM
5California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — California Square
This was a public plaza in the Mezesville townsite, and was a park until 1959 when it was given to San Mateo County for a Hall of Justice and Records.Map (db m62577) HM
6California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — California SquareThe Path of History
California Square was a parcel of land located north of Marshall Street, between Hamilton and Winslow, diagonally located across the street from the Courthouse. The site was originally designated as a public park plaza in the Town of Mezesville . . . Map (db m62599) HM
7California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Carrington HallNamed in Honor of Otis M. Carrington — (1884 – 1964) —
Otis M. Carrington is best remembered as one of the world’s foremost composers of operettas for children. In 1912, Mr. Carrington wrote “The Windmills of Holland”. It was the first of more than forty operettas to come from his hand, and . . . Map (db m41602) HM
8California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Diller-Chamberlain Gen. Store/American Hotel-American House/Sequoia Hotel/Bank of San Mateo CountyRedwood City - Path of History
(Four markers are mounted on this pedestal.) Diller-Chamberlain General Store (Quong Lee Laundry) 726 Main Street J.V. Diller had this one-story brick building constructed in 1859 to house his general store, historically . . . Map (db m62623) HM
9California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Diller's Island
Children and teachers crossed footbridges to reach the "Island" public school here from 1864 to 1895Map (db m60491) HM
10California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Embarcadero Turning Basin SiteThis is the site of the beginning of Redwood City! — The Path of History —
You are standing over what was once Redwood City’s original waterfront, made up of creeks, tidal basins, and a fresh-water slough, providing the start of lumber, shipping and shipbuilding trades for the area. The tidal basins south of Bradford . . . Map (db m62622) HM
11California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Eureka Corner
A hotel on this site, owned by Harry N. Morse and Daniel W. Balch, was the site of the first town meeting in 1854. Residents rejected a Mezesville government.Map (db m25569) HM
12California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Fire Station No. 1
The Redwood City Volunteer Fire Department started in 1861, and was the first non-profit organization in San Mateo County. It wasn’t until 1921 when this building at 1044 Middlefield Road was built that the firefighters finally received a salary. . . . Map (db m60490) HM
13California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Former Site of Sequoia High SchoolThe Path of History
Sequoia High School started September 16, 1895 with 53 students attending classes held on the third floor of the Redwood City Grammar School (replaced by the building now housing the Fox Theatre one block down Broadway). At that time, the building . . . Map (db m62621) HM
14California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Fox Theater
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1928Map (db m41621) HM
15California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite
The Gaspar de Portolá expedition camped twice near this marker. During Spain’s initial colonial thrust into Alta California, the exploration party headed northward from San Diego searching for Monterey Bay. At first, they did not recognize the bay . . . Map (db m141892) HM
16California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
(front): To the memory of California's Patriotic dead who served during the war for the Union Mustered out (back): Erected by the grateful people of San Mateo All honor to the nations defendersMap (db m62672) WM
17California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — In Memoriam George Edgar Filkins
1st Lieut. 15th U.S. Infty. Born at Aurora, N.Y. August 1, 1842 Died at San Francisco May 15, 1887 At the age of 19 he enlisted in the 1st. Regt. Wis. Volunteer Infty. He fought in the Battles of Falling Water, Chattanoogo (sic), . . . Map (db m62670) HM WM
18California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Lathrop House
A classic example of early "Steamboat Gothic" architecture erected in 1863 as the residence of San Mateo County's first Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, Benjamin G. Lathrop. Later the residence of General Patrick Edward Connor and Sheriff Joel . . . Map (db m25522) HM
19California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield HouseThe Path of History
This home housed three families of historical significance. B.G. Lathrop who had the house built in 1863 was San Mateo County’s first clerk-recorder and assessor, serving until 1864 when he became Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for San Mateo . . . Map (db m62579) HM
20California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — New Sequoia/Fox TheatreFormer site of the Central Grammar School — The Path of History —
This block of Broadway underwent a number of major changes during the first half of the twentieth century. It started out as the Central Grammar School in 1895 (legally named “Redwood City Public School”) shown at the left above. Part . . . Map (db m62580) HM
21California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Old San Mateo County CourthouseThe Path of History
Simon M. Mezes, owner of the land that now includes most of Downtown Redwood City, donated a block to the newly-formed San Mateo County in 1858 so that a courthouse could be built. There were eventually four courthouses built on this property. . . . Map (db m62598) HM
22California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Redwood City Arch
Redwood City Climate Best by Government Test This archway sign and slogan is based on the design of two earlier archway signs that once spanned the El Camino Real, designating the northern and southern entryways into Redwood City. A . . . Map (db m41623) HM
23California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Redwood City War Memorial
World War 11 Corporal James Lindsay Wilson V.F.W. Post No. 2310 In memoriam to the following Redwood City men who gave their lives in World War II 1941 – 1945 Raymond J. Barra • Russell V. Braca • Everett F. Bottena • Robert . . . Map (db m62846) WM
24California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Redwood City Woman’s ClubEstablished 1909
The Redwood City Woman's Club was the first independent women's organization in Redwood City. The women of Redwood City and the vicinity formed the club to provide social, service, and educational opportunities for its members. One of . . . Map (db m186431) HM
25California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — S.M. Mezes
In memory of S.M. Mezes Founder of Mezesville Now Redwood City Donor of this plaza For the enjoyment Of all peopleMap (db m62602) HM
26California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Sequoia Union High School
. . . Map (db m25526) HM
27California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Sequoia Veterans Memorial
[Emblems of the California National Guard, United States Air Force, The United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, United States Merchant Marines are displayed across the top of the monument. The . . . Map (db m26244) HM
28California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Solari Family Windmill
This windmill was built in the 1880’s on the Solari farm, located at Whipple Avenue and Old County Road in Redwood City. It was move in the 1930’s to the new family farm located on Manzanita Street near Middlefield Road and the railroad tracks, . . . Map (db m62671) HM
29California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Solari Windmill
This reconstructed windmill was originally built in the 1890's on the George Solari family farm which was located near Whipple Avenue and Old County Road in Redwood City. When the area was subdivided in the 1930's, the windmill was moved to the new . . . Map (db m93230) HM
30California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Soledad O. de Arguello1897 - 1874
Left Side - English She donated 59,000 acres of land for the benefit of all people. Right Side - Spanish Donadora de 59,000 acres par beneficio de la comunidadMap (db m62575) HM
31California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — 3 — The Pioneer StoreDiller-Chamberlain Store — Historic Trail Site #3 —
Redwood City Historic Landmark No.2 National Register Historic District This Brick Building was constructed in 1859 as a general store for J.V. Diller, who became Redwood City's first mayor in 1867. From 1875 until 1911, P.P. . . . Map (db m25528) HM
32California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques
Sequoia Union High School was founded in Redwood City in 1895, having two downtown locations before moving to the present site in 1924. With the exception of the Class of 1917, the tradition of installing graduation year plaques began with the first . . . Map (db m55258) HM
33California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — 816 — Union Cemetery
Union Cemetery's name reflects the controversy that erupted in the Civil War, three years after the cemetery's beginnings in 1859. Pro- and anti- slavery feelings ran high in California, and the founders of the cemetery strongly opposed the . . . Map (db m3296) HM
 
 
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