"The Determination of One Man"

"The Determination of One Man" (HM6W8)

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 San Mateo County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 27.879', W 122° 25.748'

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In October of 1906, Joseph Debenedetti constructed this two story mission revival commercial style building, which immediately became the center of commerce for Half Moon Bay and the surrounding area. Rising from the ashes of the devastating 1906 earthquake, it was the first concrete reinforced building in San Mateo County and symbolized the determination of one man to recover from a natural disaster and lead the way to resurgence of the San Mateo Coastline. Despite the absence of good roads and adequate transportation to and from Half Moon Bay, Joseph Debenedetti's leadership helped the small rural supply center succeed in overcoming its isolation and prosper. That prosperity continues today at the Debenedetti Building and all of Half Moon Bay's historic Main Street. As one of the largest and most impressive structures in Half Moon Bay's Downtown, it is a vital asset to the community's architectural and historical heritage.
HM NumberHM6W8
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Marker NumberSMA 038
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Cotchet Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550482 N 4146572
Decimal Degrees37.46465000, -122.42913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 27.879', W 122° 25.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 27' 52.74" N, 122° 25' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 696-698 Mill St, Half Moon Bay CA 94019, US
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