Eschenburg-Silva Cow Barn, 3665 Pacheco Pass Road (State Highway 152), Gilroy, Santa Clara County, CA
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3665 Pacheco Pass Road (State Highway 152), Gilroy, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2096
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-125).
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Significance: The Eschenburg-Silve cow barn is a relic of the dairy industry that flourished in southeastern Santa Clara county from the mid-nineteenth century. Its form - a long gable-roofed central bay flanked by low shed-roofed wings - is typical of cattle barns throughout central California. However, the twin cupolas are highly unusual. The barn was probably built for prominent Gilroy dairyman Rodney Eschenburg sometime before 1889.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. EAST END AND SOUTH SIDE
2. EAST END
3. SOUTH SIDE
4. WEST END AND SOUTH SIDE
5. WEST GABLE AND CUPOLA
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