San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Birthplace of A.P. Giannini
Erected by City of San Jose.
Location. 37° 20.198′ N, 121° 53.587′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on North Market Street south of East Saint John Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on a pole in front of a parking garage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 North Market Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luis Marνa Peralta Adobe (about 500 feet away); Thomas Fallon House (about 500 feet away); Farmers Union Building San Jose Mercury News (about 600 feet away); Main Post Office (about 600 feet away); Electric Light Tower (about 600 feet away); Letitia Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
Regarding Birthplace of A.P. Giannini. The "Bank of Italy" was founded by A. P. Giannini, on October 17, 1904 and the name changed to "Bank of America" in 1928. Giannini also founded what is known today as the Transamerica Insurance and Investment Group.
Also see . . .
1. Who Made America – A.P. Giannini. The son of immigrants who made loans to immigrants when other bankers refused. He built a vast western banking empire, fueling California's growth, and created a national system of branch banks to serve ordinary people. (Submitted on April 27, 2010.)
2. Downtown San Jose History Walk. This building (Site #12) is featured, along with 30 additional sites on the Downtown San Jose History Walk. (Submitted on April 27, 2010.)
3. History of Transamerica Corporation. As part of his long-range vision of providing financial services to the general public, (Submitted on April 27, 2010.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 872 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.