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Topping it off

Original post made on Nov 20, 2012

Construction crews placed the finial atop Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road Tuesday morning, symbolizing the near-completion of the 81-year-old building's restoration. Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 10:19 AM

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Nov 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Ah, how often does one see a current photo of their birthplace being restored?


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Posted by Lachlan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

A few years ago we were told this building was deemed unsafe and would be demolished. What happened to change its fate?
Local urban legend has it that this building is haunted by the ghosts of children who died there in the past.


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

Wasn't this building a mental institution before it was closed down?


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Nov 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

Lachlan---Seismic retrofits were part of the project


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