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Photo Challenge: Where in Milpitas?

Test your knowledge of Milpitas by guessing what building this colorful facade is part of and where it's located.

The urban landscape in Milpitas reflects a wide range of architectural styles and eras.  

Among the most commonly seen are the mid-century and ranch-style homes found in older sections of the city. But recently, larger contemporary and multi-family dwellings have been sprouting up in newer and redeveloped areas.

Commercial and civic buildings run the gamut from simple tilt-ups, to modern glass and steel towers and everything in between. But in recent years, builders have started to include curves, towers, cupolas and colorful designs in both commercial and residential structures in an effort to add visual interest.

The structure in this week’s Photo Challenge falls into the newer category. It features a series of matching facades along the building exterior. Each façade has a curved face, custom pattern design, and earth tone colors that seem to be inspired by architecture from the Southwest.

The building is located along a heavily-traveled street in a busy commercial core area of Milpitas and is likely seen by thousands of motorists and pedestrians each week.

Do you know the name of the building this façade is part of and where in Milpitas it is located? Post your guess in the comments area below.

If you’re the first person with the complete correct answer, you will win a $10 gift card to a local business. You must not have won a "Where in Milpitas?" Photo Challenge within the last 60 days. Most importantly, you can claim bragging rights that you’re this week’s expert in Milpitas trivia.

Game on!

Congratulations to , "Where in Milpitas?" mystery photo challenge winner. John was the first to correctly guess that the hot rod image is part of a large mural painted on the back of the restaurant at 78 Serra Way.

Matthew A May 16, 2012 at 06:53 PM
That looks like its on the Extended Stay America hotel off Hillview Drive.
Isa May 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
I think that it is part of the facade of the El Torito Mexican Restaurant in the Town Center shopping plaza.
Isa May 16, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Also- Just wanted to mention that I really like these challenges. Keep up the good work.
Sam May 17, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Looks like it's part of the Indian Community Center on Main Street.
John S May 17, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Agree with Mathew, It's the Extended Stay on Hillview.
Susan May 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Don't know if I'm still in time, but I also agree. It's part of the Extended Stay motel off Calaveras/Hillview.
Genevieve Bookwalter (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Congratulations Matthew A, you're this week's winner! E-mail me at genevieve.bookwalter@patch.com to claim your prize. Thanks!

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