Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 21, 1987 · Page 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 14

Ukiah, California
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Monday, September 21, 1987
Page 14
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"T— MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1987 v ~-»M . . THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL In the beginning Ukiah Civic Center has a long history The picture above shows the forms for the walls of the school building built In 1922. Flumes extended from the hoist at left to the walls to pour concrete Into the forms. SIDEWALK SALE THURS.FRI,SAT September 24,25 & 26 SPECIALLY PRICED MERCHANDISE INCLUDING BLOUSES • PANTS SKIRTS AND MORE! $ 5 $ 1O $ 15 RACKS CORNER OF SMITH & SCHOOL UKIAH 462-373O MONDAY-SATURDAY 9:3O-5:3O THURSDAY 'TIL 8:OO By MAUREEN CONNOR-RICE Journal Still Writer The new Ukiah Civic Center has a long history, dating back more than 100 years. The saga began in 1869 when Daniel Gobbi donated the acreage bordered by Dora, Clay and Oak streets on three sides and bounded by a row of homes on Jones Street on the fourth. The property was to be used for a learning institution. In 1922, construction began on an elementary school, Ukiah Elementary School. It was built by Myrl Crane, father of Frank Crane who was the contractor for the current demolition and reconstruction of the building for the civic center. Continued on page 3 A message from the Mayor It is with great pride that we arc dedicating Ukiah's new Civic Center this Saturday. The project is one that was conceived many years ago and has since then plodded through many seemingly slow and painstaking bureaucratic processes involving title litigation, diverse appraisals, buyer/ seller ncgqtiations, engineers' estimates, architects' proposals and contractors' bids, to name a few. However cumbersome the process, everyone would agree that the result has been well worth the effort. We have today a wonderful new public facility for our community. We have revitalized an historic clement of our city — the old Ukiah/Yokayo School. The school days memories held by many of us are preserved. But from this day forward this grand old building, with its $2.7 million rejuvenation, will serve more than school children. It will serve all facets of the city with its combined civic, police and fire functions. It will provide the much needed space in which our fine employees can continue to so aptly serve the citi/.cns of Ukiah. It is in this vein of iruc public service for the citi/.cns of the City of Ukiah that we dedicate this handsomely renewed structure. • It will serve as a symbol of the spirit of our city for generations to come. /s/Collccn B. Henderson, Mayor City of Ukiah Conveniently located near the new Ukiah Civic Center ... Let our professionals put your hair back in shape with a "Hot New Cut' f for fall. COMPLETE HAIR CARE For Men, Women and Children NAIL SERVICES Wrap*, Tip* & Acrylic* 175 Seminary Ave. Ukiah * 462-9117 • Mon.-Sat.

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