The Landmark Project: CHL# 895

CHL #895 HOSTESS HOUSE

Designed by Julia Morgan for the YWCA, this building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for servicemen and visitors, and was dedicated in 1919 to those who died in World War I. Moved from its original site to Palo Alto to become the first municipally sponsored community center in the nation, it is the only remaining structure from California’s World War I Army training camps.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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