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Campbell, California Historical Markers

 
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By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
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California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Agricultural Heritage Plaques
The Agricultural Heritage Plaques located throughout Historic Downtown Campbell were installed in 1992 as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project. The fruits and blossoms commemorating Campbell’s agricultural heritage were selected as most . . . — Map (db m24742) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Ainsley House
This Property Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior John Colpitts Ainsley, an Englishman, immigrated to California in 1886 and made his fortune in the canning of . . . — Map (db m24136) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Bank of Campbell
This Italian Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1911 to house the expanding business of the Bank of Campbell. The Bank of Campbell merged with the American Trust Company and remained here until 1938. This building has since been home . . . — Map (db m101519) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Bank of Campbell (Farley Building)Campbell Historical Location
Campbell’s first bank operated here from 1895 – 1911. Purchased by Guy Farley in 1923. Campbell Avenue’s oldest commercial building. — Map (db m24245) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Black Walnut TreesCampbell Historical Location
Black Walnut Trees planted about 1885 by William A. Swope, Son-In-Law of Benjamin Campbell, and daughters Alda Swope Blaine, Ethel Swope Davis, and Lena Swope French. — Map (db m24234) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Campbell Fire Station
The Campbell Volunteer Fire Department officially began in 1912. Keeping track of ladders was a problem and the need for a fire station became apparent. An ad placed in the newspaper urged "all parties to leave ladders belonging to fire dept. in . . . — Map (db m24251) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Country Woman's Club
The Campbell Country Woman's Club raised the funds to build this Spanish Colonial Revival-style structure in 1923. The town library and public meeting rooms were housed here until the 1960's . The Woman's Club founded the Campbell Historical . . . — Map (db m101521) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Courtyard
These Spanish Colonia Revival-style commercial unites were constructed in 1947 and originally called the Friendly Shopping Center. The two-story building as the back was once a farm house, circa 1913-1915, and originally stood up front on Campbell . . . — Map (db m101520) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — De Anza Expedition1775 - 1778
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza and Party crossed this area in March 1776 en route to select sites for the Presidio and Mission of San Francisco.. — Map (db m130196) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Farley Building
This Renaissance Revival-style building, built in 1895, is the oldest structure in Campbell. By 1895, Ainsley Cannery and the Fruit Grower's Union employed hundreds of workers. The thriving town needed a local bank. The first Bank of Campbell was . . . — Map (db m101518) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — SCL-041 — Fire House #1Campbell Historic Location
First building owned by city after 1952 incorporation. Served as city offices from 1953 to 1956. Calif. Registered Point of Historical Interest No. SCL-041 — Map (db m24250) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Site of J.C. Ainsley Packing Company
Established 1888 A pioneer industrialist And public benefactor Park dedicated February 20, 1978 — Map (db m72007) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — South Pacific Coast Railroad
Incorporated March 29, 1876, and financed by Comstock Lode money. Its northern terminus was San Francisco Ferry Building. Passengers were transported by ferry to Alameda where they boarded the cars for their 77.6 mile rail ride to Santa Cruz. In . . . — Map (db m24171) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — The First Adobe Home in Campbell
California used to be part of Spain and then Mexico. Vast ranchos were granted to worthy citizens. In 1840 Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado granted Rancho Rinconada de los Gatos (corner of the cougars) to brothers-in-law Sebastian Fabian Peralta and . . . — Map (db m130197) HM

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