#192 City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building

Civic and Broadway -- 1951

Walnut Creek built its first “modern” City Hall in 1951 on land on Ygnacio Avenue (now Civic Drive) that was across from City Park (now Civic Park). Besides City Hall, two other civic buildings in City Park, built in the same period, had similar designs: The American Red Cross Building (now Park Place) and the youth center (now a clay arts studio).

The first City Hall was replaced in 1981 with a new building on the same site. Eva Leech, the first woman to serve on the City Council, founded the local chapter of the American Red Cross in 1898.