Campbell in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Placed on the
By the United States
Department of the Interior
John Colpitts Ainsley, an Englishman, immigrated to California in 1886 and made his fortune in the canning of fresh fruit, which was almost exclusively exported to England. In 1925, he and his wife, Alcinda, built this retirement home in the English Tudor style.
The house is both a symbol of his success and a time capsule of the 1920s. The house and most of the furnishings were donated to the City of Campbell by the Ainsley’s granddaughters, Geraldine Lloyd Hicks and Georgene Lloyd Bowen.
Location. 37° 17.315′ N, 121° 56.614′ W. Marker is in Campbell, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Civic Center Drive near Harrison Avenue. Click for map. Parking for the museum is off of Harrison Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Campbell CA 95008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campbell Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire House #1 (about Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (about 500 feet away); Site of J.C. Ainsley Packing Company (about 600 feet away); Agricultural Heritage Plaques (about 600 feet away); Black Walnut Trees (about 700 feet away); South Pacific Coast Railroad (about 700 feet away); Hamilton House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Campbell.
Also see . . .
1. The Ainsley House. Scroll to page 3 to read about the Ainsley Family History (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. City of Campbell. Information on the Ainsley House Museum – Operating Hours, Events, etc. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.