A BLOSSOMING HISTORY:
BACKGROUND ON THE ORCHARD'S LANDMARK DESIGNATION
The Los Altos Heritage Apricot Orchard Park surrounding the Civic Center has been the iconic heart of our community since Los Altos was incorporated in 1952.
This scenic and community treasure is more than a century old and purchased by the City nearly 62 years ago. It has been registered in the Santa Clara County inventory of Historical landmarks since 1962. It is also registered with the State of California as a historic landmark and is monitored by the US Department of Interior to follow standards and expectations to preserve, educate and promote the land's history and operating status as an agricultural orchard to reflect our area's rich agricultural history.
This year--2019 marks this heritage orchard's 38th anniversary as a City Historic Landmark.
Today this irreplaceable icon of our city's past, present and future continues to be threatened by planning and building discussions across the civic center site, lack of a champion at the City level and inconsistent attention and advancement of the Orchard with city funding.
You can make a difference! Join with your many neighbors who say:
"Save Our Orchard: Save Los Altos!"
This landmark designation assures that no structural alteration will be made to the site without public hearings.
1981, Lee Lynch, Chairman of the Los Altos Historical Commission at the ceremony designating the Los Altos Heritage Orchard (Civic Center Apricot Orchard) as a City and Santa Clara County Historic Landmark.
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