Austin Hall

Austin Hall (HMYZV)

Location: Searles Valley, CA 93562 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 45.601', W 117° 22.564'

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Austin Hall, the much loved focal point of the Trona community, once stood on this site. Built in 1912 the unique structure, with its one-foot thick concrete walls, boasted 45 arches on three sides, the building provided a cooling shelter from the blazing heat with its patio center and oleander trees. Early employees were housed and fed in its spacious rooms and eventually all the town's businesses were housed here. The patio became an open-air theatre with adjoining pool hall, a barber shop, post office, library, grocery and department store and a telegraph office with a switchboard for the single phone line into Trona.

The building was named for Stafford W. Austin, the court appointed receiver for the troubled California Trona Company. Austin guided the company through its evolution from the John Searles owned San Bernardino Borax Mining Company to the eventually successful American Potash and Chemical Corporation. The building was removed in 1965.
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HM NumberHMYZV
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Year Placed2002
Placed BySearles Valley Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 466003 N 3957396
Decimal Degrees35.76001667, -117.37606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 45.601', W 117° 22.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 45' 36.06" N, 117° 22' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13180-13218 Main St, Searles Valley CA 93562, US
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