Hostess House

California State Historic Landmark 895

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#895 Hostess House
This building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for servicemen and visitors. When moved from its original site to Palo Alto, it became the first municipally sponsored community center in the nation. It is the only remaining structure from California's World War I Army training camps. Designed by Julia Morgan in 1918 for the YWCA, it was dedicated one year later to those who died in this war.

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27 Mitchell Ln, near NE corner of University Ave and El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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