San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Jose Electric Tower
Straddling the intersection of Santa Clara and Market Streets, the tower proved to be most spectacular with its 24,000 candlepower. Already damaged by a windstorm in February 1915, the tower completely collapsed into the street in December of that year.
The Electric Light Tower standing on the Museum grounds is a replica of the original structure. Rising 115 feet, this tower has been scaled to fit the Museum streets.
Funded and promoted by the San Jose Real Estate Board. [Other credits too damaged to read.]
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
Location. 37° 19.229′ N, 121° 51.462′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. O’Brien’s (a few steps from this marker); The Printing Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Ng Shing Gung (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Ranch Fruit Barn (about 300 feet away); Dr. Warburton’s Office (about 300 feet away); Gordon House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
More about this marker. This marker is located in History Park, a portion of San Jose’s Kelly Park.
Also see . . . San Jose Electric Light Tower 1881 - 1915. (Submitted on February 4, 2012.)
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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 438 times since then. 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.