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

Robert Scott House

(Cottage No. 4)

 
 
Robert Scott House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. Robert Scott House Marker
Inscription. Robert Scott, a native of Canada, arrived in New Almaden in 1864. He was co-inventor of the Huttner & Scott Furnace in 1876, the furnace that revolutionized the reduction of quicksilver and saved the Quicksilver Mining Company from bankruptcy. This furnace, because of improvements by him, later became known as the Scott Furnace.

Scott married in 1861 and, with his bride, moved into Cottage No. 4, living there until 1895. He then moved into the house he built at 498 South 11th Street, San Jose.
 
Erected 1980 by Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.656′ N, 121° 49.275′ 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 in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hauck House (a few steps from this marker); Huttner House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Young House (within shouting
Robert Scott House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. Robert Scott House and Marker
This is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
distance of this marker); The Randol Family Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bulmore House (about 500 feet away); Carson House (about 600 feet away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (about 600 feet away); Casa Grande (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Robert Scott House - New Almaden image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 20, 2006
3. Robert Scott House - New Almaden
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 345 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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