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Centennial Plaques

 

1916

1916 centennial plaques were presented to owners on Sunday, May 15, 2016. To see photos houses, click on highlighted addresses.



 

Plaque and Award History

Brass plaques were first awarded by the City of Palo Alto to owners of centennial properties in 1994 at a centennial celebration held in the front garden of the 1904 Squire House (900 University Avenue). At that time, 36 houses were listed on the Centennial Buildings Tour published by the Historic Resources Board and co-sponsored by PAST. Of the 36 houses on the tour, only one, the Juana Briones house, has been demolished.

In 1996, Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) decided to carry on the tradition of recognition by honoring properties built in 1895 and 1896 and to present the first Preservation Awards. It has since become an annual event to present preservation awards and plaques during National Preservation Month. The theme for 2011 was Celebrating Palo Alto's and Stanford's Treasures.

If your house is approaching its centennial, now is the time to let us know! Research on verifying construction/occupancy dates takes time, so please let us know so we can add your address to our list.

As you will discover, many of these structures are no longer standing. If you have a picure of one, would you please share it with us with us! PAST would love to honor it for the 100+ years it graced our streets.

Many centennial homes and commercial buildings are listed on the Palo Alto Historical Buildings Inventory. If you have information about the building date of properties not included on this list, or would like to research the history of your home or make corrections, please use the link to how to research your home, or send an e-mail to PAST at webmaster@pastheritage.org. We would especially appreciate receiving information on more Stanford University homes!

Be sure to read the article from The Mercury News of January 7, 2012 Living in the past: Uncovering your home's roots about a successful historical search!

Centennial plaques received by owners are marked with an asterisk. If we have not indicated yours, please contact the webmaster.

A highlighted address indicates a photo or text link.

 

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Before 1892 1892 centennial homes 1893 centennial homes 1894 1895 1896 1897 centennial houses 1898 1899 1900 plaque
1901 1902 1903 houses 1904 centennial homes 1905 centennial houses 1906 centennialhouses 1907 centennial houses 1908 1909 1910
1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 houses 1916

Built Before 1892

1889 plaque

1181 College Avenue
1487 College Avenue *
1528 College Avenue *
1531 College Avenue *
1456 Edgewood Drive *, 1866
1145 Forest Avenue*, 1889


433 Kingsley Avenue*, 1891–92, 1903

321 Kipling Street *, 1891– 92

4155 Old Adobe Road *, 1847 demolished June 2011
2130 Yale Street *, 1889
2310 Yale Street*, 1889



Built in 1892

570 Alvarado Row, Stanford
1121 Bryant Street

311 El Carmelo*
209 Homer Avenue*


Built in 1893

1893 plaque


2275 Amherst Street *
1005 Bryant Street *
1017 - 1023 Bryant Street *
984 California Avenue *
270 Channing Avenue
711 Cowper Street *
225 Emerson Street *

420 Florence Street *

2151 Hanover Street *
356 Kingsley Avenue *
345 Lincoln Avenue, 1893 *
347 Ramona Street *
1136 Waverley Street *

1146 Waverley Street *
1022 Webster Street *
1026 Webster Street *


Built in 1894

1894 plaque

 

271 Addison Avenue
264 Channing Avenue
706 Cowper Street
1001 Forest Avenue
760 Homer Avenue *

450 Kingsley Avenue

331 Lincoln Avenue
381 Lincoln Avenue *
433 Melville Avenue *
510 Waverley Street *
1128 Webster Street

 


Built in 1895 and 1896

1895 plaque

1896

370 Addison Avenue, * (1895)
1101 Alma Street, (1896)
228 Byron Street
451453455 Channing Avenue
459 Channing Avenue
951 Channing Avenue (water tower)
701705 Cowper Street * (1896)
731 Emerson Street *

412 Everett Avenue, * 1895
446 Forest Avenue * (1895)
(and historic photos)
1023 Forest Avenue (1896)
1055 Forest Avenue
1009 Forest Court
422 Fulton Street
640 Fulton Street
832 Kipling Street

834 Kipling Street * (1896)
356 Lincoln Avenue * (1895/6)
555 Lytton (1896)
935 Ramona Street
936–938 Scott Street * (1895)
449 Seneca Street
417 Tasso Street
1295 Wilson Street


Built in 1897

1897 centennial plaque

1101 Alma Street (originally corner
of Hamilton and High)
119 Bryant Street
535 Bryant Street
633 Channing Street
610 Cowper Street *
509 Hale Street *
617 High Street *
621 High Street *

501 Kingsley Avenue
405 Kipling Street
430 Kipling Street
334 Lincoln Avenue *
536 Lincoln *
353 Melville Avenue
453 Melville Avenue
1143 Webster Street


Built in 1898

1898

560 Addison Avenue *
667 Channing Avenue, 1898
514 High Street /
140 University Avenue

360 Kingsley Street *
815 Kipling Street
817– 819 Kipling Street *
825 Kipling Street *


Built in 1899

1899

449 Addison Avenue
451 Addison Avenue
1033 Bryant Street
1061 Bryant Street*
482 Everett Avenue*
1145 Forest Avenue*
565 Hamilton Avenue
334 High Street
364 Kingsley Avenue

374 Kingsley Avenue

329 Lincoln Avenue
565 Mayfield, Stanford
449 Monroe Drive
(originally 225 Homer Avenue)
2950 Ramona Street *
demolished 2009
613 Stanford Avenue
959 Waverley Street

1120 Waverley Street
1220 Waverley Street


Built in 1900

1900 plaque

319 Addison Avenue
1052 Bryant Street
213 Emerson Street
51 Encina Avenue
404 Everett Avenue*
550 Kingsley Avenue
333 Kipling Street

421 Kipling Street
823 – 825 Kipling Street
3330 Louis Road
623 Middlefield Road
550 San Juan, Stanford
311 Waverley Street
1020 Waverley Street *


Built in 1901

1901 plaque

301 Addison Avenue
1020 Bryant Street
1251 Bryant Street
1940 Bryant Street
1125 Byron Street
803 Cowper Street
359 Embarcadero Road
375 Hawthorne Avenue

431 433 Kipling Street
317 High Street
342 High Street
680 Homer Avenue *
318 Lincoln Avenue
411 Lytton Avenue
305 Melville Avenue

315 Melville Avenue
1057 Ramona Street
1103 Ramona Street
326 Waverley Street
383 Waverley Street
751 Waverley Street *
(was 745)


Built in 1902

1902 centennial plaque

327 Addison Avenue
471 Addison Avenue
730 Bryant Street *
1010 Bryant Street *
1044 Bryant Street
1100 Bryant Street *
737 Channing Avenue *
360 Cowper Avenue
240 Emerson Street

324 Emerson Street *
221 Kingsley Street *

430 Kingsley Avenue

411 Kipling Street
437 Kipling Street *
308 Lincoln Avenue *
321 Melville Avenue *
1116 Ramona Street *
1005 University Avenue *

313 Waverley Street *
327 Waverley Street 
640 Waverley Street
650 Waverley Street *
1022 Waverley Street *
1207 Waverley Street
1245 Waverley Street *
1431 Waverley Street *
1545 Waverley Street


Built in 1903

1903 plaque

181 Addison Avenue
203 Addison Avenue
209 Addison Avenue
219 Addison Avenue *
225 Addison Avenue *
233 Addison Avenue *
281 Addison Avenue *
551 Addison Avenue
325 Alma Street
737 Bryant Street *

1116 Bryant Street
1140 Bryant Street * 

151 Cowper Avenue
321 Cowper Avenue *
327 Cowper Avenue *
330 Cowper Avenue
475 Embarcadero Road
1101 Emerson Street *
1111 Emerson Street *
401 403 Florence Street
1300 Hamilton Avenue
381 Hawthorne Avenue *
334 Kingsley Avenue
249 Kipling Street *

251 Lincoln Avenue * 
365 Lincoln Avenue *
667 Lytton Avenue
315 Melville Avenue
1115 Ramona Street *

1139 Ramona Street *
943 Scott Street: Demolished 1912
755 University Avenue *
851 University Avenue
1207 Waverley Street
1248 Waverley Street *


Built in 1904

Palo Alto Historic Property Circa 1904

537 Addison Avenue *
695 Arastradero Road
635 Bryant Street
904 Bryant Street *
918 Bryant Street
932 Bryant Street *
1130 Bryant Street *
1200 Bryant Street *
518 Byron Street
627 Channing Avenue *
675 Channing Avenue *
263 Churchill Avenue
1032 College Avenue *
275 Cowper Street
1021 Cowper Street *


1335 Cowper Street

235 Emerson Street *
540 Emerson Street
1027 Emerson Street *
1035 Emerson Street *
421 Guinda Street
567 Hale Street*
323 High Street
329 High Street
257 Kingsley Avenue *

390 Leland Avenue *
500 Melville Avenue
530 Melville Avenue *
1730 Middlefield Road *

1757 Park Boulevard
1795 Park Boulevard
942 Ramona Street *
948 Ramona Street
1106 Ramona Street *
1112 Ramona Street

591 Stanford Avenue
564 University Avenue
900 University Avenue *
121 Waverley Street
947 Waverley Street
175 Webster Street
601 Webster Street
619-623 Webster Street *
334 Whitman Court*

Built in 1905

1905 plaque

141 Alma Street
367 Addison Avenue *
526 Addison Avenue *
1148 Bryant Street *
607 Cabrillo, Stanford
623 Cabrillo, Stanford
270 Channing Avenue
764 Channing Avenue
765 Channing Avenue *
260 Churchill Avenue
335 College Avenue *
209 Cowper Street
215 Cowper Street

223 Cowper Street *
250 Cowper Street
309–311 Cowper Street *

1330 Cowper Street *
1078 Forest Avenue
465 Hawthorne Avenue *
200 Homer Avenue
469 Homer Avenue
735 Homer Avenue*
1517 Louisa Court
851 Lytton Avenue *
601 Melville Avenue
422 Palo Alto Avenue *

904 Ramona Street *
1021 Ramona Street
1029 Ramona Street
1215 Stanford Avenue
1229 Stanford Avenue
181 Tasso Street
425 Tasso Street
1240 Waverley Street
721 Webster Street *
751 Webster Street *
1151 Webster Street
1235 Webster Street


Built in 1906

1906 plaque

2230 Amherst Avenue
724 Bryant Avenue *
175 Byron Street *
336 Byron Street * (1906/1908)
915 Channing Avenue
757 College Avenue
1082 College Avenue
250 Cowper Street *
904 Cowper Street
1451 Cowper Street *
2150 Dartmouth Street
235 Embarcadero Road

251 Embarcadero Road *
318 Emerson Street *
1017 Emerson Street *
1551 Emerson Street *
2131 Harvard Street*
365 Hawthorne Avenue
212 High Street
201 Homer Avenue *
469 Homer Avenue *
505 Homer Avenue *
301 Lowell Avenue *
3905 Park Boulevard


845 Ramona Street at Channing *
934 Ramona Street *
1037 Ramona Street
1147 Ramona Street *
352 Stanford Avenue
374 Stanford Avenue *
860 University Avenue *
333 Waverley Street
1321 Waverley Street *
251 Webster Street
1345 Webster Street *


Built in 1907

1907 plaque

326 Addison Avenue *
2264 Bowdoin Street *
222 Byron Street *
265 Coleridge Avenue
800 Cowper Street
1043 Cowper Street
340 Embarcadero Road *
425 427 Embarcadero Road *
505 Embarcadero Road
850 – 852 Forest Avenue

618 Fulton Street *
554 Hawthorne Avenue
1141 High Street *
206 210 Homer Avenue *
351 Homer Avenue *
567– 569 Homer Avenue *
262 Kingsley Avenue*
125 Middlefield Road *
426 Palo Alto Avenue

1047 Ramona Street *
466 Ruthven Avenue *
251 University Avenue
765 University Avenue *
1525 Waverley Street *
1527 Waverley Street
167 Webster Street *
251 Webster Street *
1235 Webster Street


Built in 1908

1908

181 Addison Avenue
376 Addison Avenue
583 Alvarado Row, Stanford
611 Alvarado Row, Stanford
612 – 614 Alvarado Row, Stanford
636 Alvarado Row, Stanford
162 Bryant Street *
336 Byron Street *(1906/1908)
225 Byron Street
365 Coleridge Avenue
375 Coleridge Avenue
1357 Cowper Street
281 Embarcadero Road *
250 Emerson Street
1121 Emerson Street *
1129 Emerson Street *
657 Everett Avenue

215 Fulton Street
225 Fulton Street
355 Fulton Street
357 Fulton Street
1037 Greenwood Street *
365 Guinda Street
381 Guinda Street street view and balcony detail
925 Hamilton Avenue
2131 Harvard Street
575 Hawthorne Avenue
1015 High Street *
374 Kingsley Avenue (may be 1899)
545 Kingsley Avenue
618 Kingsley *
325 Kipling Street
401 Lowell Avenue

101 Lytton Avenue
645 - 651 Lytton Avenue
567 Melville Avenue
1001 Ramona Street
611 Salvatierra, Stanford
613 Salvatierra, Stanford
634 Salvatierra, Stanford
636 Salvatierra, Stanford
739 Santa Ynez, Stanford
415 Tasso Street
227 - 229 University Avenue
1125 University Avenue *
176 Waverley Street
251 Webster Street
1044 Webster Street
1235 Webster Street
373 - 375 Whitman Court

Photo of owners of centennial homes and preservation awards.


Built in 1909

1909 centennial plaque

943 Addison Avenue *
583 Alvarado Row, Stanford
612 – 614 Alvarado Row, Stanford
634 Alvarado Row, Stanford,
636 Alvarado Row, Stanford
1160 Bryant Street *
229 Byron Street *
825 Channing Avenue *
1325 Cowper Street *
1345 Cowper Street *
1401 Cowper Street
776 Dolores, Stanford
202 Emerson Street
1085 Emerson Street *

1118 Emerson Street *
321 Fulton Street
270 Kellogg Avenue *
555 Kellogg
730 Hamilton Avenue *
975 Hamilton Avenue *
1005 High Street *
225 Lincoln Avenue * demolished 2012
859 Lytton Avenue *
677 Melville Avenue *
1120 Palo Alto Avenue *
2110 Park Boulevard *
1020 Ramona Street

583 Salvatierra, Stanford
585 Salvateirra, Stanford
591 Salvatierra, Stanford*
593 Salvatierra, Stanford
739 Santa Ynez, Stanford
747 Santa Ynez, Stanford
756 Santa Ynez, Stanford *
299 Tennyson Avenue *
604 Tennyson Avenue * Read and see now and then photos
970 University Avenue *
1303 Waverley Street *
1511 Waverley Street *
611 Webster Street*

 


Built in 1910

1910 centennial plaque

931 Addison Avenue *
205 Alma Street (Water Tower) *
1301 Bryant Street *
1310 Bryant Street *
345 Coleridge Avenue
1055 Cowper Street *
565 Everett Avenue *

1001 High Street *
460 Homer Avenue *
256 Kellogg Avenue
343 Kellogg Avenue *
633 Middlefield Road *
520 Tennyson Avenue *
1229 Webster Street *


Built in 1911

1911 plaque

1325 Bryant Street
187 Byron Street
211 Byron Street
221 Byron Street
1212 Byron Street

201 Cowper Street
1312 Cowper Street
350 Embarcadero Road
652 Forest Avenue
344 Fulton Street

319 Kingsley Avenue
609 Kingsley Avenue
475 Melville Avenue
344 Middlefield Road
244 Webster Street


Built in 1912

1912 plaque

179 Bryant Street *
622 Cabrillo, Stanford *
1238 Cowper Street
771 Hamilton Avenue
575 Kellogg Avenue
559 Kingsley Avenue *


707 Middlefield Road
752 Middlefield Road
436 Palo Alto Avenue *
750 Palo Alto Avenue *
1000 Ramona Street
734 Waverley Street *


Built in 1913

1913 plaque

177 Bryant Street *

1701 Bryant Street *

305 Churchill Avenue *

761 Dolores Street, Stanford *

1401 Emerson Street *

216 Fulton Street *

328 Guinda Street *

251 Middlefield Road *

711 Middlefield Road*

710 Palo Alto Avenue*

 

See pictures from the plaque presentation.


Built in 1914

1914

637 Alvarado Row, Stanford
1680 Bryant Street
1040 Campus Drive, Stanford
222 Fulton Street
633 Hawthorne Avenue
457 Kingsley Avenue

675 Lytton Avenue
1024 Ramona Street
775 Santa Ynez, Stanford
120 Waverley Street
744 Waverley Street
1432 Webster Street

See pictures from the plaque presentation.


Built in 1915

1915

340 Coleridge Avenue*
343 Cowper Street *
939 Forest Avenue *
1057 Fulton Street *

420 Homer Avenue *
573 Lytton Avenue *
201 Middlefield Road *
1040 Ramona Street *

See pictures from the plaque presentation.

Built in 1916


1916

649 Alvarado Row *
1143 Bryant Street *
661 Bryant Street *
250 Byron Street *
474 Churchill Avenue *
550 Embarcadero Road
1128 Emerson Street
477 Everett Avenue
751 Everett Avenue

761 Everett Avenue
680 Forest Avenue *
311 Fulton Street
360 Fulton Street
855 Hamilton Avenue
865 Hamilton Avenue
475 Homer Avenue *
320 Kellogg Avenue
211 Melville Avenue


628 Middlefield Road
1003 Middlefield Road
834 Ramona Street
666 Tennyson Avenue
939 University Avenue
436 Waverley Street *
712 Waverley Street
730 Waverley Street

See photos from the plaque presentation on May 15.

 



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