Hutchinson /Cloud-Smith Store/Samuel Cloud House

Hutchinson /Cloud-Smith Store/Samuel Cloud House (HMROX)

Location: Saratoga, CA 95070 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.445', W 122° 2.047'

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14501/14503 Big Basin Way

These two buildings appear to be connected, but they were actually built by different owners more than a decade apart.

The building on the right was a general store built circa 1884 by John Hutchinson, who became Saratoga's postmaster in 1886. Hutchinson also owned the Saratoga limestone quarry. Limestone buildings are very rare and this is one of the few that still remain. Samuel Cloud bought the store in 1893, and used the upstairs hall for community and social events.

The ornate two-story Victorian home on the left was built by Samuel Cloud in 1895 for his wife and his daughter, Laura. Laura married Thomas Smith, and they took over the business following Samuel's death in 1907. Samuel died when he was struck by a trolley that jumped the tracks in front of the store.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 585651 N 4123866
Decimal Degrees37.25741667, -122.03411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.445', W 122° 2.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 26.70" N, 122° 2' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)408, 925, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070, US
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