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

Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office

 
 
Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
1. Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker
Inscription.  The first Japanese American surgeon in San Jose was Dr. Lee Watanabe. His office was above Tom and Mary’s Snack Shop. He was pretty short, but when he was standing on his box doing surgery, he was a giant.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans.
 
Location. 37° 20.93′ N, 121° 53.687′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Jackson Street west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Jackson Street, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Drugs (a few steps from this marker); Mr. Peckham (within shouting distance of this marker); Nihonmachi (within shouting distance of this marker); Gran Oriente Filipino Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Taihei Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobashi Market (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hori Midwife House (about 300 feet away); The Second Buddhist Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
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Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker
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Detail from the Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Detail from the Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office Marker
Current site of Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, April 12, 2022
4. Current site of Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on April 16, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022