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

The Printing Office

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. The Printing Office Marker
Inscription. Originally a residence, this building was constructed in the early 1880s and stood at 91 N. San Pedro Street near the corner of St. John Street. The popular Italianate style of architecture is seen in the top brackets and the decorative quoins at the corners. The “false front” gives the building a more imposing appearance.

In 1972 the James Perazzo family donated this building to the San Jose Historical Museum. The interior was modified during restoration. Open to the public in 1973, the Printing Office was the first exhibit building to be completed at the San Jose Historical Museum. It was dedicated to Theron Fox who was instrumental in the development of the San Jose Historical Museum.

Drawing courtesy of Ralph Rambo
Acknowledgements
James Perazzo Family • Theron Fox • United States Navy Seabees • Mission Cities Club of Printing House Craftsmen • City of San Jose Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services • City of San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission San Jose Historical Museum Association
 
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
 
Location. 37° 19.19′ N, 121° 51.468′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa
The Printing Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. The Printing Office
The marker is visible mounted on the porch railing to the right of the steps.
Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Print Shop (here, next to this marker); Dr. Warburton’s Office (a few steps from this marker); Ng Shing Gung (within shouting distance of this marker); O’Brien’s (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nelson-DeLuz House (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Electric Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Dashaway Stables (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Empire Firehouse (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in History Park, a part of San Jose’s Kelly Park.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. The Printing Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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