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For Immediate Release: 10/23/2017

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California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

Contact:  Jay Correia/ Jay.Correia@parks.ca.gov/ (916) 445-7008

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider six nominations for federal historic designation and two nominations for state designation on Friday, October 27. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium at the State Resources Building, located at 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento. 

Properties being considered at this meeting include historic places worthy of preservation, such as Southside Park Historic District - a city park which had a significant role as the gathering place for a multicultural community and is associated with the United Farm Workers' march from Delano to Sacramento. Other properties include Messina Orchard, a multi-generational agricultural district, and the Peter Drucker House, home of an internationally prominent management consultant.                                                       

One of the properties being considered for state designation is the South of Market Area property which was constructed in 1922 as a commercial building and designed in the Renaissance Revival style.

All properties being considered at the meeting include: 

National Register of Historic Places Nominations 

Southside Park Historic District

Sacramento, Sacramento County

The 15 acre city park originally completed in 1912 is significant for its role as the gathering place for a multicultural community, as the location of a celebration following the end of the United Farm Workers' march from Delano to Sacramento, and for its association with the Royal Chicano Air Force, an artist group that held events at the park and painted a mural on the park's 1935 bandstand. The property is nominated under the cover of the Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission.

Pomona Court and Apartments

Fullerton, Orange County

The complex of Craftsman bungalow apartments and Spanish Colonial Revival multi-story apartment buildings was built in 1922 and 1923 by the Fullerton Improvement Company, founded by Edward K. Benchley, and designed by his son, Frank. K Benchley, and architect Herbert Coon. 

Messina Orchard

San Jose, Santa Clara County

This multi-generation family property, a rare surviving example of an operating orchard, contributed to the vast fruit production that earned the Santa Clara Valley the name, “Valley of Heart’s Delight.” 

Community Settlement House

Riverside, Riverside County

This Spanish Colonial Revival style building has been associated with social services for the Latino community in Riverside since its construction in 1947. Operated by the Community Settlement Association, a prominent Riverside organization rooted in the American Settlement Movement, the Community Settlement House was identified by the local Latino community as an important historic resource. It is a rare extant example of a building associated with a prominent organization that supported Latino immigrants during the mid- to late twentieth century. 

Peter Drucker House

Claremont, Los Angeles County

The 1963 Ranch style house was designed by Clair Earl & Associates. From 1971, it was the home and office of renowned management expert, advisor, author, and professor Peter Drucker. He was an internationally prominent figure in the business management field. Drucker, an influential advisor to some of America’s largest organizations, requested that his clients come to Claremont to meet with him instead of him going to them, making the house the epicenter of his work. 

The Ellison

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

This Mediterranean Revival style five-story, H-shaped building was constructed in 1913 as a residential hotel in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. Built during a time of demographic shifts for Venice—an influx of new residents and lessening of a dependence on traditional housing situations—these types of buildings offered a novel alternative to the city’s new residents, and relates to the broader theme of commercial development in the city in the 1910s and 1920s.

California Register of Historic Places Nominations 

310 7th Street

San Francisco, San Francisco County

The South of Market Area (SoMa) property was constructed in 1922 as a two-story commercial building, and altered in 1927 to add a third story. The building is designed in the Renaissance Revival style by architect Mel I. Schwartz. 

Willow Glen Trestle—Request for Redetermination

San Jose, Santa Clara County

The wooden trestle was built in 1922 by the Western Pacific Railroad to serve industries in San Jose without disrupting the existing residential neighborhood of Willow Glen. The trestle solved the problem of access to West San Jose industries and gave Western Pacific the ability to provide rail transportation to an industrial area of the important fruit growing and canning region previously served only by larger competitor Southern Pacific. 

All nominations and photographs of properties under consideration are available at www.ohp.parks.ca.gov/pending

Resolutions 

Kaitlyn Moss and Caitlyn Richter, 2017 National History Day in California Historic Places Award Recipients 

Jada Ramsey, 2017 National History Day in California Historic Places Award Recipient 

Stacey Chen, 2017 National History Day in California Historic Places Special Commendation Recipient 

Kaitlyn Arst, 2017 National History Day in California Historic Places Special Commendation Recipient 

Luke Winzenread, 2017 National History Day in California Historic Places Special Commendation Recipient 

The public may present oral statements at the hearing at the appropriate time. Written comments about any subject on the agenda may be submitted to Julianne Polanco, State Historic Preservation Officer, Office of Historic Preservation, Post Office Box 942896, Sacramento, California 94296-0001. Inquiries may be directed to Recording Secretary Twila Willis-Hunter by phone at (916) 445-7052, by fax at (916) 445-7053 or by mail to the State Historical Resources Commission, Post Office Box 942896, Sacramento, California 94296-0001. Notices and agendas for the Commission’s workshop and meeting are available at ten days before the meeting. 

The National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program that coordinates and supports public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources. The California Register of Historical Resources includes buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts significant in the architectural, engineering, scientific, economic, agricultural, educational, social, political, military, or cultural annals of California. 

Notices and agendas for California State Historical Commission meetings can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/commissions

 

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