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Eschenburg-Silva Cow Barn, 3665 Pacheco Pass Road (State Highway 152), Gilroy, Santa Clara County, CA



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Location
3665 Pacheco Pass Road (State Highway 152), Gilroy, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Dairying
Barns


Related Names
Eschenburg, Rodney
Silva, Tony


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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