San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Thomas Fallon House
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, 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.”
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 •
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