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Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Mount Hamilton, San Jose, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2110
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-120).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: A major American astronomical observatory since 1888, the Lick Observatory was built with a bequest of $700.00 left by James Lick (1796-1876), a real estate entrepreneur and mill owner. Since 1888 the observatory has been operated by the University of California.

Related Names
Lick, James


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PARTIAL VIEW OF WEST FRONT, LOOKING SOUTH
2. WEST ENTRANCE
3. OBSERVATORY SOUTH TOWER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
4. OBSERVATORY NORTH TOWER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. DETAIL, OBSERVATORY SOUTH TOWER


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