McCarthy Building

McCarthy Building (HMRTB)

Location: Saratoga, CA 95070 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.437', W 122° 2.055'

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14519 Big Basin Way

This pioneer Western Falsefront store was built in 1890 by Daniel McCarthy, son of Village founders Hannah and Martin McCarty. It was locally known as the Green Store Building because for many years it was painted green.

This style of building is typical of those that would have lined Lumber Street (now Big Basin Way) in the 1870s and 1880s. It was called Lumber Street because it was the road used to bring redwood logs from the mountains in horse-drawn wagons.

This is the last remaining early business building associated with the McCarty family, Saratoga pioneers from 1852 and for whom the Village was once named McCartysville. The family added an "h" to their name after several years in the community and after the Village was named.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 585639 N 4123851
Decimal Degrees37.25728333, -122.03425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.437', W 122° 2.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 26.22" N, 122° 2' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)408, 925, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14515 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070, US
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