#0895 Hostess House


#0895 Hostess House

Site information:

27 Mitchell Ln, near NE corner of University Ave and El Camino Real, Palo Alto


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Hostess House

This building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for servicemen and visitors. When moved from its original site to Palo Alto, it became the first municipally sponsored community center in the nation. It is the only remaining structure from California’s World War I Army training camps. Designed by Julia Morgan in 1918 for the YMCA, it was dedicated one year later to those who died in this war.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, November 11, 1976.

Registered 4/2/1976