California Square

California Square (HM16IY)

Location: Redwood City, CA 94063 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.245', W 122° 13.805'

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The Path of History

California Square was a parcel of land located north of Marshall Street, between Hamilton and Winslow, diagonally located across the street from the Courthouse. The site was originally designated as a public park plaza in the Town of Mezesville survey of 1854 by Simon Mezes, who played a large part in the establishing of Redwood City and was the town's first subdivider.

This was one of two blocks of land in the town site survey donated for public use by Mezes. The other piece of land at Warren and Standish streets, now called Mezes Park, is still in use as Mezes had originally intended. These blocks are believed to be the first property in California donated for public use and recreation.

Beginning with the construction of the Hall of Justice and Records in 1958, the entire block has been developed in the years following as part of the San Mateo County Government Center administrative and court complex.
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HM NumberHM16IY
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Placed ByRedwood Historic Resources Advisory Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 568064 N 4149223
Decimal Degrees37.48741667, -122.23008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.245', W 122° 13.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 14.70" N, 122° 13' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-799 Hamilton St, Redwood City CA 94063, US
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