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

The Zanker House

 
 
The Zanker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. The Zanker House Marker
Inscription. The Zanker House is a mid-19th Century example of an informal Victorian Italianate farmhouse. The house, built of California redwood, was originally located north of the Alviso-Milpitas Road on the west side of Zanker Road.

The outhouse is the Zanker family outhouse. This two-holer, c. 1906, is constructed of redwood siding and was located at the back of the house.

F. William (1833-1909) and Catherine (Walter) Zanker (1838-1919) moved into the house they built in 1868. Additions to the house, though removed, were made as the family grew. The Zankers raised a family of eight children.

The Zanker House arrived at the San Jose Historical Museum on September 14, 1986. Final restoration of the house was begun in June, 1988.

The City of San Jose’s Historical Museum wishes to express its appreciation to the following individuals and organizations for major contributions toward this restoration project: Joseph F. Jenkins, San Jose Historical Museum Association, Southern Lumber Company, Central Concrete Supply Company, McDonald & Moore. Donations were made in memory of Frank Edwin Zanker and Pearl Kathryn Zanker. The following are also thanked for their support of this project: Lloyd Batchelder, Califia Chapter – Questers, the Victorian Preservation Association, and Larry Dolan Wallcovering.
The Zanker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. The Zanker House Marker
The marker is mounted on a wooden post at the bottom of the steps.

 
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
 
Location. 37° 19.229′ N, 121° 51.56′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 Chiechi House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Umbarger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Coyote Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Ranch Fruit Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ng Shing Gung (about 400 feet away); O’Brien’s (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.
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
The Zanker House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. The Zanker House
Map of History Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. Map of History Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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