California Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County
California Historical Landmark 895
27 University Avenue
This building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for servicemen and visitors. When moved from its original site to Palo Alto, it became the first municipally sponsored community center in the nation. It is the only remaining structure from California's World War I Army training camps. Designed by Julia Morgan in 1918 for the YMCA, it was dedicated one year later to those who died in this war.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 895
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, November 11, 1976.
The Hostess House is also National Register Listing 76000528.