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Martha Lynn Tank House, 12899 Viscano Place, Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County, CA



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HB108381
Tank House, Tree And Barns, Looking Southeast

HB108382
Closer View Looking Southeast

HB108383
View Looking East

HB108384
West Side Of Tank House


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Location
12899 Viscano Place, Los Altos Hills, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2066
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-112).
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Significance: The Martha Lyyn Tank House, erected circa 1906, is a good example of the wooden tank house in Santa Clara County. Before modern irrigation canals and pumping stations, pressurized spring water was stored in structures like this tank house and used in irrigation. This wooden tank house with a cantilevered belvedere is one of the few remaining tank houses in the Santa Clara Valley. / The square wooden tank house is three stories and trimmed at the top level with a latticed loggia. It is a good example of a building type commonplace throughout Santa Clara County during the second half of the 19th century, but rapidly becoming obsolete today. Most recently, the tank house has been converted to restrooms on the golf course of the Fremont Hills Country Club.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. TANK HOUSE, TREE AND BARNS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. CLOSER VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. VIEW LOOKING EAST
4. WEST SIDE OF TANK HOUSE


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