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

Bank of America Building

 
 
Bank of America Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
1. Bank of America Building Marker
Inscription. One of the San Jose's earliest skyscrapers, this building has served as a local landmark since its construction in 1925-6. The Bank of America, originally known as the Bank of Italy, was founded by San José native A.P. Giannini in 1904. Although the bank was based in San Francisco, Giannini, mindful of his origins, established his first out-of-town branch in San José. This handsome structure was designed by architect H. A. Minton as headquarters for the bank’s San José branches.
 
Erected by City of San Jose.
 
Location. 37° 20.154′ N, 121° 53.415′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on South First Street south of East Santa Clara Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The building is located on the southeast corner and the marker is mounted on a pole on the sidewalk at the entrance to the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 South First Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox-Goodrich Building (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Mercury News (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San José Academy
Bank of America Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, September 24, 2010
2. Bank of America Building Marker
(about 400 feet away); New Century Block (about 500 feet away); Letitia Building (about 500 feet away); Electric Light Tower (about 600 feet away); Juzgado (about 600 feet away); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Jose History Walk. This site is Stop #26 on the walking tour. (Submitted on May 10, 2010.) 

2. 1987 Photo of the Bank of America Building. (Submitted on May 24, 2010.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Bank of America Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
3. Bank of America Building
View from across East Santa Clara Street.
Bank of America Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
4. Bank of America Building
Bank of America Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
5. Bank of America Building
View from street level.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on November 23, 2010, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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