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

John Young House

(Cottage No. 2)

 
 
John Young House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. John Young House Marker
Inscription.  This restored house is one of the original homes in the town of New Almaden, which was originally called Hacienda. The house was built in 1847 by Barron, Forbes Mining Co. and owned by the mining company until its bankruptcy in 1912.
The cottage was first occupied by John Young, a native of Scotland, who was a trader and master of vessels on the coast. In the fall of 1847, he arrived here with Alexander Forbes and a sizable crew of workers, and became Superintendent of the initial mining operations. Young died in San Francisco in 1864.
 
Erected 1981 by The Brian Ledig Family and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 10.679′ N, 121° 49.256′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Almaden Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21474 Almaden Road, San Jose CA 95120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
John Young House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. John Young House and Marker
This home is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
walking distance of this marker. Huttner House (a few steps from this marker); The Randol Family Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Scott House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hauck House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hacienda Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hacienda Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Casa Grande (about 400 feet away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
John Young House - New Almaden image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 20, 2006
3. John Young House - New Almaden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on September 22, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.
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