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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Print Shop

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. The Print Shop Marker
[Captions, clockwise from the top right:]

The Print Shop was originally located on North Pedro Street, in the area now known as San Pedro Square. In 2003 a restaurant operated at this address.

This photograph of the Eaton Printing Company crew taken around 1900, is an example of a commercial printing business.

History Park’s Print Shop is a recreated “job shop,” which was common in San Jose from 1890 until 1918. These businesses took on small projects like brochures, flyers, business cards and stationary. In this photo, volunteer Jim Gard demonstrates the use of the F.M. Weiler Liberty Press.

Volunteers printed this flyer on the F.M. Weiler Liberty Press.
Inscription. This building, originally a residence, was built in 1884 in downtown San Jose at 91 North San Pedro Street near the corner of St. John Street. The neighborhood was an Italian American commercial district for one hundred years and the center of the Italian American community in San Jose.

Beginning in 1926, the MenMuir family lived in the house for almost forty-years. The house was moved to the History Park in 1972 and transformed into a nineteenth century print shop. It is typical of a building found in San Jose in the nineteenth century because of its “false front” appearance and distinctive corner decoration.

To find out more about the Print Shop and Santa Clara Valley printers in the nineteenth century visit our website: www.historysanjose.org

The James R. Perazzo family donated the building. This sign made possible by a generous grant from the Farrington Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 19.186′ N, 121° 51.467′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Printing Office (here, next to this marker); Dr. Warburton’s Office
The Print Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. The Print Shop Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Ng Shing Gung (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nelson-DeLuz House (within shouting distance of this marker); O’Brien’s (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Electric Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Dashaway Stables (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Empire Firehouse (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 part of San Jose’s Kelly Park.
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce
 
The Print Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. The Print Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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