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

Hamilton House

 
 
Hamilton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. Hamilton House Marker
Inscription. In 1882 Captain James A. Hamilton purchased 21 acres of orchards and built this Queen Anne farmhouse for his family. James A. Hamilton was born in 1826 in Portage City, Ohio, and he left home at the age of 18 to become a sailor. His first position was out of New York on the whaling ship “Italy.” In 1854 he became “Master of Vessel” and served aboard the “Sheffield,” “Italy,” and “Republic.” He later was promoted to Captain, and served aboard the “Emona F. Herriman.” The “Charles W. Morgan,” became the most noteworthy of his ships, famous for carrying the largest amount of whale blubber in a single voyage.
 
Erected 1984 by Steve and Lucile Birkeland and E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 16.894′ N, 121° 55.912′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on South Bascom Avenue south of Apricot Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2295 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell CA 95008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Hamilton House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. Hamilton House Markers
The small plaque on the left reads:
This property
Captain James A. Hamilton
House

has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
walking distance of this marker. South Pacific Coast Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Agricultural Heritage Plaques (approx. 0.7 miles away); Black Walnut Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of J.C. Ainsley Packing Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (approx. mile away); Farley Building (approx. mile away); Bank of Campbell (approx. mile away); Fire House #1 (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Hamilton House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. The Hamilton House
The Hamilton House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
4. The Hamilton House
Rear of The Hamilton House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
5. Rear of The Hamilton House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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