#879:  Cotati Downtown Plaza

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SE corner of Old Redwood Hwy and E Cotati Ave, Cotati





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Cotati's hexagonal town plan, one of only two in the United States, was designed during the 1890s by Newton Smyth as an alternative to traditional grid land planning. The six-sided town plaza was designed for founder Thomas Page, and each of the surrounding streets is named after one of Page's sons. 'Cotati' derives from "Kotati", a local Pomo Indian chieftan.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Cotati and all organizations, June 7, 1975.

2009 David Schmitt