Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

California

>

Los Gatos

>

Forbes Mill Addition, Church & East Main Streets, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, CA



B&W Photos

HB108396
View Locking West

HB108397
Northeast Wall

HB108398
Southwest Wall

HB108399
Southwest Wall, Looking East

HB108400
Southwest Wall, Looking Northwest

HB108401
Buttresses, South Corner

HB108402
Top Of Wall, West Corner

HB108403
Interior, Looking North


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Supplemental Material
No images were found.

Item Title


Location
Church & East Main Streets, Los Gatos, CA

Find maps of Los Gatos, CA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2062
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-113).
Building/structure dates: 1854 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Significance: The Forbes flour mill is important as the birthplace of Los Gatos in 1854, when James Forbes built his flour mill here. The addition was built in 1880, adjoining the south wall of the original mill. The addition is one of the few remaining buildings in Santa Clara County built of rough-hewn local quartzitic sandstone blocks. It was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. / James Forbes built the flour mill in 1854. Subsequently it became the principal source of Los Gatos' economy. The addition was built in 1880, adjoining the south wall of the original mill.

Related Names
Forbes, James Alex


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOCKING WEST
2. NORTHEAST WALL
3. SOUTHWEST WALL
4. SOUTHWEST WALL, LOOKING EAST
5. SOUTHWEST WALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. BUTTRESSES, SOUTH CORNER
7. TOP OF WALL, WEST CORNER
8. INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTH


Back to Los Gatos, California