Plaza Building, Patterson, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 37° 28.280 W 121° 07.821
10S E 665329 N 4148802
Quick Description: The center building of Patterson, CA
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2009 6:16:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM5P6B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
When Thomas W. Patterson inherited a huge land grant in Stanislaus County in 1902, he divided it into ranches of various sizes. In the center, he plotted the design of a town that now proudly bears his name. Determined to be different, he didn't use the common square grid, but modeled his town after non less than Paris, with a plaza in the center and consecutive circles around it (which to this day makes driving through Patterson a real adventure).
The building in the center is a tribute to California's Spanish Mission period. Over the last 100 years, this building was used as town hall, trading post, post office, chamber of commerce and museum. In 2004, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Street address:
Plaza #2
Patterson, CA USA
95363


County / Borough / Parish: Stanislaus

Year listed: 2004

Historic (Areas of) Significance: This spanish Mission style building marks the center of Patterson, CA

Periods of significance: 1910 - present

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Post Office

Current function: Chamber of Commerce / Museum

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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