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ORDINANCE 1813 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DESIGNATING STRUCTURES AS HISTORICALLY <br />AND CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT <br />(MARIA'S BERRY FARM) <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ORDAINS: <br />SECTION I. <br />The following structure is hereby designated historically culturally significant: <br />HD -90 -1 Maria's Berry Farm (Main House and Water Tower) <br />New York Avenue <br />A detailed description of the designated structures, the characteristics which <br />justify designation, and a map showing the location of the historic structures (Exhibit A), <br />are part of this ordinance. <br />SECTION II. <br />The property listed is designated to be historic, architectural, or aesthetically <br />significant for the reasons listed below: <br />A. Property: Maria's Berry Farm, New York Avenue <br />B. Historic Designation No.: HD -90 -1 <br />C. Description of Designation: Primary residence and water tower <br />D. Description or Characteristics which justify Designation: <br />The primary residence was constructed by Senator /Judge Hastings as a <br />Summer Home prior to the turn of the Century. The five bedroom, two <br />bath house contains approximately 3,000 sq. ft., and most of the original <br />fixtures remain intact. During the last 73 years, the various owners of the <br />house have been involved in humane efforts. For example, during World <br />War I, the house was used for packing and shipping much needed supplies <br />to both American and German troops. Most recently, the residence <br />provided housing for numerous low income persons. <br />