Creating the Marin Civic Center
Along with Sonoma State University, and the Cities of Cotati and Rohnert Park, the Marin Civic Center is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Bruce Robinson reviews the creation of the iconic county complex.
At a public meeting at San Rafael High School on July 31, 1957, Wright offered this concept of what a "civic center" for the community might be.
In addition to the photos on this page and the audio of Wright speaking (also used here with the kind permission of the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Marin County Free Library), the Library has an extensive collection of materials relating to the design and construction of the Civic Center, including a detailed chronology, a brief history of the project, and the video below, a clip from a film made by students at San Rafael High School in 1976.