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

Henry Wade's House

ca. 1851

Henry Wade's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tammy Grier, July 11, 2021
1. Henry Wade's House Marker
Inscription.  After hearing about the Gold Rush in 1848, Henry Wade joined the Bennett-Arcan Wagon Party and was among the first group to reach California through Death Valley's Desolation Canyon. Wade built this "Round the Horn" House ca. 1851 out of lumber shipped around Cape Horn to California.

San Jose Historical Landmark No. 95
Erected by City of San Jose. (Marker Number 95.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 37° 25.486′ N, 121° 58.634′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on El Dorado Street north of Moffat Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1621 El Dorado Street, Alviso CA 95002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.G. Wade’s Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Alviso (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Montagne Boarding House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Warehouse and Docks (approx. ¼ mile away); China Camp
H.G. Wade's House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
2. H.G. Wade's House and Marker
The marker is placed outside of the fencing and just outside of this photo. The exterior of the house, built in the mid-1850's, does not appear damaged by the fire that destroyed the nearby warehouse on June 25, 2021.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Bayside Cannery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Port and Town of Alviso (approx. 0.4 miles away); Discover Alviso’s Rich History (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Tammy Grier of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2021, by Tammy Grier of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 21, 2021