Forbes Mill Annex

CA 17, Los Gatos, California

Photos 

Forbes Mill Addition

1. VIEW LOCKING WEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Forbes flour mill is important as the birthplace of Los Gatos in 1854, when James Forbes built his flour mill here. The addition was built in 1880, adjoining the south wall of the original mill. The addition is one of the few remaining buildings in Santa Clara County built of rough-hewn local quartzitic sandstone blocks. It was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. James Forbes built the flour mill in 1854. Subsequently it became the principal source of Los Gatos' economy. The addition was built in 1880, adjoining the south wall of the original mill. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-2062)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 31, 1978
Reference number
78000776
Areas of significance
Industry; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Processing
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1854; 1880

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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