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Livable Mountain View Announces Success in Campaign to Preserve Historic Buildings
California State Historical Resources Commission Deems Weilheimer House, Former Air Base Laundry in Downtown Mountain View Eligible for Historic Register
Appointed by the Governor of California, the SHRC is a nine-member state review board responsible for identifying, registering and preserving California's cultural heritage. Its members include experts in history, prehistoric archaeology, architectural history, and restoration architecture. During its public hearing in Sacramento earlier this year, the SHRC reviewed Livable Mountain View's nominations, which included extensive written documentation and visual materials supporting the historical and architectural significance of the Weilheimer House and former Air Base Laundry. The commission then voted 7-0 -- two commissioners were absent -- to support the buildings' eligibility and later rendered formal decisions on both.
The SHRC hearing was video-recorded and is available to view online at https://cal-
"Working toward and achieving eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places like this serves as a powerful example of what a concerned, involved community can accomplish,"
The Weilheimer House was built in 1894 by Julius Weilheimer, son of Seligman Weilheimer, a German-Jewish immigrant who in 1853, along with his brother, settled in what then was known as Mountain View Station. Built in 1931, the Air Base Laundry was designed to match the thirty Spanish Revival buildings located at nearby Moffett Field, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
About Livable Mountain View
Livable Mountain View is an all-volunteer group of residents with the aim of making Mountain View the most livable city in California. For more information, go to www.LivableMV.org or email to info@LivableMV.org.
Page Updated Last on: Jul 25, 2019