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News - January 2, 2009

From 'Dog City' to cash cow

Downtown's tallest building, 444 Castro, was once a symbol of stagnation

by Daniel DeBolt

Amidst all of the vibrancy and prosperity today, it's hard to imagine that Mountain View's downtown was once as dead as could be, with numerous vacant storefronts and undeveloped lots.

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Posted by Steve Dodge, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 2, 2009 at 10:33 am

In the 70's my friends and I referred to it as "The world's biggest dog-house".

Posted by Nick Perry, a resident of another community
on Jan 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I remember being afraid of the dogs as a little kid. What a great article! Thanks Daniel.

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Very informative and well-written article! As a relatively new Mountain View resident, it's nice to learn some of the history of this place.

Posted by Francesco, a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I currently work in the building.
It is an amazing place.
Thank you for its history :)