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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Thomas Fallon House

 
 
Thomas Fallon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
1. Thomas Fallon House Marker
Inscription. This house was built by Thomas Fallon in 1854. A handsome, charismatic figure, Fallon was one of the early San José’s most prominent citizens: he captained the volunteer company that seized San José from the Mexicans, served in the California Battalion of John C. Fremont and, in 1959, was elected mayor. His house, surrounded by an extensive pear orchard and magnificent gardens, was one of San José’s most impressive residences. The building was enlarged at the turn of the century and adapted for commercial use.
 
Erected by City of San Jose.
 
Location. 37° 20.207′ N, 121° 53.694′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on West Saint John Street west of West San Pedro Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and site are located across the street from the Luis Maria Peralta Adobe. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Luis María Peralta Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); International Business Machines : RAMAC (about 400 feet away,
Thomas Fallon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
2. Thomas Fallon House Marker
measured in a direct line); Pellier Park (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Pellier Park (about 500 feet away); Captain Thomas Fallon (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of A.P. Giannini (about 500 feet away); Farmers Union Building (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Regarding Thomas Fallon House.
• 1846 - Following the War with Mexico and the Bear Flag Revolt, the American Flag was raised over San José. The flag disappeared the first night. Fallon raised it a second time and this time it remained. He sent a dispatch to Captain Montgomery: “I am hapy (sic) to inform you that we have (according to your wishes) hoisted the star spangled baner (sic) on the 14th instant, and we hope it may wave and dispense its blessing throughout this country.”
• 1854 - Elected to first term on the City Council
• Following political upheaval in San José and granting and rescinding city charters over the years, a final City Charter was approved. On March 16, 1859 the State Legislature passed another “Act to incorporate the City of San José.”
Thomas Fallon House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
3. Thomas Fallon House
The front of the house faces North San Pedro Street.
Thirteen days later Thomas Fallon was elected Mayor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Fallon. A Wikipedia article on Thomas Fallon. (Submitted on May 14, 2010.) 

2. Downtown San Jose History Walk. This building (Site #13), is featured on the Downtown San Jose History Walk along with 30 additional sites. (Submitted on May 14, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Entrance to theThomas Fallon House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
4. Entrance to theThomas Fallon House
Plaque Mounted on the Fallon House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
5. Plaque Mounted on the Fallon House
Erected by the City of San Jose
Thomas Fallon House
Built circa 1854
San Jose Historic Landmark No.9
Thomas Fallon House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
6. Thomas Fallon House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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