Descanso Town Hall

Descanso Town Hall (HM1K5P)

Location: Descanso, CA 91916 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 51.212', W 116° 37.175'

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The Descanso Town Hall was dedicated on Christmas Day 1898 "to the general public for religious, political, literary and social purposes" and has served as the center of the local community. It is reminiscent of other community halls erected in communities large and small across the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Funds to erect the town hall were raised by a stock company consisting of community citizens each contributing one dollar, with over $1400 raised for the construction and furnishing of the building. It was constructed on a lot donated by prominent San Diego businessman George H. Ballou. The building's design displays an eclectic mix of elements of Farm Vernacular, Early Bungalow and other styles.

Since its construction, the town hall has been maintained and managed by the Descanso Town Hall Association. It continues to serve Descanso and the surrounding area as a community gathering spot to this day.
HM NumberHM1K5P
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Descanso Town Hall Association and the Burrell Ranch; The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, John P Squibob Chapter #1853
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Date Added Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 535595 N 3635113
Decimal Degrees32.85353333, -116.61958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 51.212', W 116° 37.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 51' 12.72" N, 116° 37' 10.5" W
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Area Code(s)619
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24578-24632 Viejas Grade Rd, Descanso CA 91916, US
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