California Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County
California Historical Landmark 952
Broadcasting Station Site
First and San Fernando Streets
On this corner stood the Garden City Bank Building, where Charles D. Herrold established Station FN, the first radio broadcasting station in the world. As a pioneer in wireless telephony (radio), Herrold established the first station in 1909 to transmit radio programs of music and news to a listening audience on a regular basis.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation