Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, San Jose, California

1876 to 1887 – The Construction Of The Lick Observatory

Businessman James Lick proposed building an observatory, as a legacy to himself, on multiple locations in San Francisco and San Jose. In 1876, construction began on the observatory, that would be known as the Lick Observatory, after it was decided to build the structure on Mount Hamilton.

Currently, the Lick Observatory is owned by the University of California educational system.

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