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The Randol Family Home

Cottage #1

 
 
The Randol Family Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. The Randol Family Home Marker
Inscription. This cottage is the largest of the dwellings built by Barron, Forbes & Co. in the late 1840ís. It contained four fireplaces and a large wood-burning basement stove used by servants to prepare meals. It was purchased in 1863 by New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Co. and earlier in 1856 housed the head mining engineers.

Dr. A.R. Randol, lived here in 1879, he having replaced Dr. Frederick V. Hopkins. The company accountant Robert Burnett Smith & his wife Anne Terhune Smith followed & they lived here through 1881. Anne was also a sister-in-law of J.B. Randol, the mineís manager from 1870 to 1892.
 
Erected 2005 by Harry & Buffy Wellman Family, The New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Assoc. & Mountain Charlie Chapter #1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.691′ N, 121° 49.24′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Almaden Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21472 Almaden Road, San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Young House (within shouting distance of this marker); Huttner House
The Randol Family Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. The Randol Family Home Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Scott House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hauck House (about 300 feet away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (about 300 feet away); Casa Grande (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Hacienda Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Bulmore House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Randol Family Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
3. The Randol Family Home and Marker
The Randol Home is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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