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Publication Date: Friday, September 28, 2001

Now earthquake-safe, Adobe Building reopens its doors Now earthquake-safe, Adobe Building reopens its doors (September 28, 2001)

By Brandon SS Hong @text This Saturday, Mountain View's historic Adobe Building is opening its doors again after years of renovating and restructuring that cost $1.2 million.

The Adobe Building was built during the Great Depression in 1934. True to its name, the Adobe Building was constructed of adobe bricks by local laborers from the Civil Works Administration.

The building was originally used as a community center for servicemen during the war, and later was taken over by the Mountain View Recreation Division for a variety of uses. It also once housed the Senior Nutrition Program, which brought local seniors together for nutritious lunches and socializing.

In 1987, the building was closed down due to seismic instability while the city pondered restoration and how to finance it. With the completion of that project, the Adobe Building will once again be available for public use.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29. at the building located at the corner of Moffett Boulevard and Central Expressway. Mayor Mario Ambra and the president of the Historical Society, Council member Ralph Faravelli, will make remarks at noon.

Afterwards there will be a symbolic placing of an adobe brick, unveiling of a commemorative plaque, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the building to the public. Following the ceremony, there will be a community photo taken, tours of the building, refreshments, and live music.

For more information on rental information and applications for use of the Adobe Building, call the Mountain View Recreation Division at 903-6407.


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