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Coming to Palo Alto — May 17–20th, 2018


Annual Preservation Conference:


"Deep Roots in Dynamic Times"


Save the date and book your room at the Sheraton Palo Alto discounted CPF rate!

Learn more at the CPF website. 


Just added: The 1st PAST Newsletter publilshed August 1999

Meet Emily Vance, Palo Alto's Historic Preservation Planner

Pictures from the 2017 Preservation Awards presentation — Take a look!

Look here for pictures from Nuts & Bolts, the Membership Event held this past February:

title set up caterer
name tag table heads audience
audience flowers audience
speakers window audience
Steve speaker Hayley, Claire, Lee. Charlie


 

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Have you driven down Palo Alto Avenue lately? Or glanced towards San Franscisquito Creek while crossing Hale Street? The pump house has ungone restoration to repair the ravages of time on this charming city building! The renovation is complete—see the after picture below!

pump work pump house with green door

Have you seen this man?  


He was locked in the University Arts store on Hamilton Avenue.
Is he still there now that the building is open again?

 
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NO...he escaped!

(Photo taken May 8, 2016.)

261 Hamilton


Playing on Heritage: 
75 Years of Children's Theatre Magic

   Channel 30   

     

Wednesday,

 

8 p.m.

     

Thursday,

 

10:00 a.m.

     

Saturday,

 

1 p.m.   

Note: These monthly Heritage programs are also shown on Channel 28 at less convenient times, or are available at the same times on the Media Center web site, http://www.midpenmedia.org

If you don't have access to cable, you can also watch on your computer at the same times on the web page for the Media Center: http://www.midpenmedia.org.

If you missed any of the broadcasts, such as the programs about Edward Durell Stone, Jeanne McDonnell's presentation on Juana Briones, or the presentation that included 2005 Bryant Street, they are available on DVD to borrow from the History Desk located in Room K-7 at the Cubberley Center on Middlefield Road. The History Desk is open Tuesday evenings from 4 to 8 and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 5.


Mayfield

A sampling of homes from Mayfield! (Otherwise know as the California Avenue area.)
2053 Park

2053 Park Boulevard
2065 Park

2065 Park Boulevard
2110 Park
2110 Park Bouldvard
423 Oxford

423 Oxford Avenue
390 Oxford

390 Oxford Avenue
304 Oxford

304 Oxford Avenue

Have you followed these links?

Read about architectural styles found in Palo Alto and where examples can be found.

A newly discovered listing of important local people from the Palo Alto Historical Association's files which also provides an outline of Palo Alto's early history and links to many historic photographs!

Margaret Feuer's articles that first appeared in the Palo Alto Daily News.

Residents of the Los Arboles Eichler neighborhood gathered together to restore their sign and the clean up the overgrowth at Middlefield and Ames Avenue. See how the work progressed!


Then and Now... the windows on the tower are the clue to the identity of this 1895 house at 446 Forest Avenue.

446 Forest Avenue today. 433 Forest Avenue. John Moss photo 446 Forest side view

   

Attention researchers! The History Desk and Archives manned by historian Steve Staiger is now at its new site in room K–7 at Cubberley, 4000 Middlefield Road. Steve's hours remain the same, Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Most of the old photos used by PAST are from the Palo Alto Historical Association's archives.

 


Continuing local tid-bits not to be missed!  Even though the Palo Alto Daily News is no longer publishing history articles in the Friday real estate section, you can find most of them right here!


Demolitions . . . Always a concern. . . .

Homes by prominent Palo Alto architects are being demolished, but remember, "the greenest house is almost always the one already built". (Spring 2012, Preservation Magazine)

Take a look... at the master index of houses on this Website! There are links to houses all over town. If you have a photo of your house to add, please contact us! It could be an older photo, a more recent one, or even better, historic!


Palo Alto Remembered: Stories from a City's Past published by the Palo Alto Historical Association find out more


Architectural Styles

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Palo Alto homes feature a rich variety of architectural styles, including Streamline Moderne. There are several similar scattered throughout Palo Alto. How many can you find?

Discover more Palo Alto styles and see more sketches.

Links to videos from the Palo Alto Historical Association's Exploring the Archives . . . National Register Properties in Palo Alto . . . Places to Visit . . . and more are on our Resources page.


Do you recognize anything in these photos? Do you know where they were taken?

University Ave. 1941
University Avenue, 1941
Nortree Hall
Nortree Hall, not rebuilt after 1906 earthquake
318 Middlefield
318 Middlefield
Byxbee Real Estate
Byxbee Real Estate Office
Russell Lee and Birge Clark
Dr. Russell Lee and Birge Clark
Escondite Cottage on Stanford University Campus
Stanford cottage. Do you know who lived here?
BOD Bank of Palo Alto
Board of Directors of the Bank of Palo Alto

Do you have an old photo to share?
Please contact us!

 

   

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Architects and builders who worked in Palo Alto into the 1960's.
Preservation Awards by Year
Birge Clark
Early Palo Altans
Photos of houses by address
Daily News Articles
Demolitions
Edgewood Plaza
Greenmeadow
Hangar One
History Links
Charles Hodges
Juana Briones
Los Arboles
National Register Properties at Stanford and Palo Alto
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Not that far from home. . .

Nevada City residents are struggling with the realities of maintaining two art deco treasures. Read the National Trust for Historic Preservation's story about this historic Gold Rush town.

 

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