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Correction: An earlier caption with this picture was in error. Thanks to Town Square posters for alerting us to this. This photo of the Woodside Town Hall was taken sometime after 1991, not in 1884 as stated. The Town Hall was built in 1881 and located where the elementary school tennis courts are today. In 1894 it was moved to Albion Avenue and then back to the school grounds in 1978, and finally to the present site in 1991. The Almanac regrets the error. Photo courtesy Jac Audiffred Collection.

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Posted by Leslie
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:26 am

I don't think so. Look more carefully and you will see this is a contemporary shot. The Independance c=hall was situated across the street from the elementary school, on Albion. This photo appears to be after the move to Whiskey Hill, the current location.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

Leslie is absolutely corrrect.

This photo of Independence Hall is quite recent and is clearly in its current location, complete with poured concrete stairways and walkways.

A giveaway to its date is the wooden bench in front of Independence Hall which was placed there just about ten years ago.


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Posted by editor
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jan 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Thanks to Town Square posters for correcting this captions. Here is a new caption: Web Link


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