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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carson House

1854

 

(Cottage No.13)

 
Carson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. Carson House Marker
Inscription. One of three complete adobe houses in New Almaden made of creek gravel and adobe mud.
In 1855 a plan of the settlement of the Hacienda, including all homes south of Casa Grande (the manager;s home), to the reduction works of the New Almaden Mine, show houses No.1 to No.25 on the creek side of the road. George Carson arrived in New Almaden in August, 1883, inhabiting Adobe Cottage No.13. He acted as telegrapher, bookkeeper and postmaster for the company. He later became Wells-Fargo Express Agent and held all positions until his death in 1903. Purchased by James E. & Adelaide B. Healey on March 20, 1926.
 
Erected 1982 by James E. & Adelaide Healey, Kambish, Perham Families and Mountain Charlie Chapter No,1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.578′ N, 121° 49.333′ 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: 21350 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. Bulmore House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hauck House
Carson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. Carson House Marker
A NRHP Plaque is mounted below the marker.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Scott House (about 600 feet away); Huttner House (about 700 feet away); John Young House (about 700 feet away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (about 800 feet away); The Randol Family Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hacienda Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Carson House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
3. Carson House
This is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
Carson House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
4. Carson House Museum
The back building located behind the house was formally used as a museum. The owners have kept the sign up for historical value.
Carson House and Former Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
5. Carson House and Former Museum
Carson House image. Click for full size.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer, May 11, 1936
6. Carson House
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS CAL,43-ALMA,2-
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Detail of West Wall Showing Adobe Bricks image. Click for full size.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, May 11, 1936
7. Detail of West Wall Showing Adobe Bricks
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS CAL,43-ALMA,2-
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Carson House Back Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, May 11, 1936
8. Carson House Back Building
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS CAL,43-ALMA,2-
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Carson House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
9. Carson House
Marker is located at the fence just off photo to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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