Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo" shows the cornerstone-laying ceremony on April 27, 1917, for the new City Hall and Fire Station at the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue. A year earlier, Tracy voters had approved a $19,000 bond issue to construct Tracy’s first municipal building and to buy the city’s first motorized fire engine. The building served as City Hall until 1947, when city offices were moved to the old Central School building farther north on Central Avenue. The 1917 building has been reconstructed as the Roxy Hudson Fire Administration Building.
Robert Tanner identified the building and the occasion.
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