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Robert Menzel House

Benton and Jackson Streets

 

— Point of Historical Interest —

 
Robert Menzel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
1. Robert Menzel House Marker
Inscription.  This Queen Anne house with characteristic corner tower was built around 1895 by Robert Menzel (1847-1923). A Prussian immigrant, he founded Menzel Hardware Company in 1875.

Menzel served on the Santa Clara Board of Education, Library Trustees and as City Treasurer. On the Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, he became Chief in 1901.
 
Erected 1980 by Santa Clara Historical and Landmark Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 21.009′ N, 121° 56.839′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Benton Street and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east on Benton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1191 Benton Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town Hall and Jail Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Downtown Santa Clara (about 300 feet away); H.L. Warburton House (about 300 feet away); Kersell/Lorente House
Robert Menzel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
2. Robert Menzel House Marker
Marker is embedded in the sidewalk facing Benton Street
(about 400 feet away); Johnson House (about 400 feet away); Dr. Saxe Office Building (about 500 feet away); Hichborn House (about 500 feet away); Russell – Robinson House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Robert Menzel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
3. Robert Menzel House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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