Eyesore of the week: 88 Martin St.

Eyesore of the week: 88 Martin St.

The historic Live Oak Creamery edifice is a privately owned
unreinforced masonry building. According to city documents it’s
estimated to have been built around 1903 near the time when
Gilroy’s dairy industry rated second only to agriculture in
productivity.
WHERE: 88 Martin St. on corner of Railroad and Martin streets

PROBLEM: Though it possesses historic value and rustic nostalgic charm, the old milk building is vacant, deteriorating and in need of renovations.

RESPONSIBILITY: Owner Eugene Sachara

CONTACT: The City of Gilroy Community Services, 846-0460.

TIME ON EYESORE WATCH: 1 day

The historic Live Oak Creamery edifice is a privately owned unreinforced masonry building. According to city documents it’s estimated to have been built around 1903 near the time when Gilroy’s dairy industry rated second only to agriculture in productivity. The Live Oak Creamery opened in 1908 and produced 1,000 pounds of butter daily using cream from outlying dairies. City records say Gilroy was once the dairy capitol of California. Kristi Abrams, Acting Community Development Director for the City of Gilroy, said there is currently an application on file to get the creamery out of URM status.

CONTACT: 842-7000

TIME ON EYESORE WATCH: 1 day

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