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Santa Clara Verein, 1082 Alviso Street, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB109931
East Front

HB109932
Interior, Looking West Toward Stage Area

HB109933
Stencilled Ceiling Painting

HB109934
View Of Building Exterior Front Facade - North East Corner.

HB109935
View Of Front Facade Facing East Towards Alviso Street.

HB109936
View Of Building Exterior Side View - Facing South.

HB109937
Exterior Rear Portion - Facing South.

HB109938
Rear Corner Exterior View Facing West, Benton Street Side.

HB109939
Exterior View Of South West Corner.

HB109940
Interior View, Rear Wall, West Side.

HB109941
View Of South West Corner Interior Wall.

HB109942
Interior View Of South Side Wall Showing 5 Separate Doorways.

HB109943
View Of Interior South East Corner Wall.

HB109944
Interior View Of Room On South East Corner Of Building.

HB109945
View Of Interior Corner Wall-north East Corner.

HB109946
Interior View Of North Side Wall.

HB109947
View Of Small Interior Room On South West Corner.


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Location
1082 Alviso Street, Santa%252BClara, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2068
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-110).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1881 subsequent work
Significance: German immigrants were among the early settlers in the Santa Clara Valley. Bringing their traditional social customs to the Valley, the Germans soon began to form a number of organizations including athletic and social clubs. In the 1870s, the German community built the oldest extant Turn Verein in Northern California. Its construction was financed by funds raised from the German clubs' membership. The wooden Santa Clara Verein was erected in several stages and has a front with decorative corner pilasters, brackets and a low curved parapet. The interior of the main room is elaborately decorated; of particular interest is the hand stenciled plaster ceiling. / German people first came to Santa Clara in the mid-19th century. They built this social hall in the 1870's financed by funds raised from the club's membership. It is believed to be the oldest extant Turn Verein - German social and athletic clubhouse - in Northern California. The wooden structure was built in many stages, and is characterized by a handsome false front facade with decorative pilasters, brackets and a curved parapet. The ceiling of the interior's main room is covered with an attractive hand-stenciled pattern.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST TOWARD STAGE AREA
3. STENCILLED CEILING PAINTING
4. VIEW OF BUILDING EXTERIOR FRONT FACADE - NORTH EAST CORNER.
5. VIEW OF FRONT FACADE FACING EAST TOWARDS ALVISO STREET.
6. VIEW OF BUILDING EXTERIOR SIDE VIEW - FACING SOUTH.
7. EXTERIOR REAR PORTION - FACING SOUTH.
8. REAR CORNER EXTERIOR VIEW FACING WEST, BENTON STREET SIDE.
9. EXTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTH WEST CORNER.
10. INTERIOR VIEW, REAR WALL, WEST SIDE.
11. VIEW OF SOUTH WEST CORNER INTERIOR WALL.
12. INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE WALL SHOWING 5 SEPARATE DOORWAYS.
13. VIEW OF INTERIOR SOUTH EAST CORNER WALL.
14. INTERIOR VIEW OF ROOM ON SOUTH EAST CORNER OF BUILDING.
15. VIEW OF INTERIOR CORNER WALL-NORTH EAST CORNER.
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF NORTH SIDE WALL.
17. VIEW OF SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON SOUTH WEST CORNER.


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