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Dr. Warburton’s Office

Home to an Early Santa Clara Valley Physician

 
 
Dr. Warburton’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. Dr. Warburton’s Office Marker
[Photo captions, clockwise from the top left:]

Portrait of Dr. Henry Warburton

A view of Main Street, Santa Clara from the early 1900s. Dr. Warburton’s office was located at 1099 Main Street, on the south east corner of Main and Benton Streets. In 1988, the Park Central Apartment complex was built on this site.

Park Central Apartment Complex

The interior of the doctor’s office. Both a dentist and doctor’s office are recreated and used for tours and educational programs.
Inscription. Doctor Henry Hulme Warburton was one of the first physicians in the Santa Clara Valley. Born in Staffordshire, England in 1819, he emigrated to the United States in 1844. Warburton was a surgeon aboard a whaling ship when it docked in San Francisco in 1847. Like many others, he tried his hand at gold mining, but eventually settled in Santa Clara where he established his medical practice in 1848.

Dr. Warburton opened his office in the 1870s. After his death in 1903 the office was occupied by many other physicians and one dentist, Dr. Thomas Gallup. The building was used as a law office from 1954 to 1964 until urban renewal in downtown Santa Clara threatened to destroy it. In 1966 his office was the first building to be relocated to History Park.

Dr. Warburton’s medical practice extended as far south as San Luis Obispo and around what is now Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties. He was often paid for his services with cattle and horses. To find out more about Dr. Warburton’s Office, please visit our website: www.historysanjose.org

Austen D. Warburton donated the building.

This sign made possible by a generous grant from the Farrington Foundation.
 
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
 
Location.
Dr. Warburton’s Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. Dr. Warburton’s Office and Marker
The marker is visible below the window to the right of the corner entrance.
37° 19.179′ N, 121° 51.471′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 Print Shop (a few steps from this marker); The Printing Office (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); Dashaway Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); O’Brien’s (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Electric Tower (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. Science & Medicine
 
Dr. Warburton’s Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. Dr. Warburton’s Office
Dr. Warburton’s Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
4. Dr. Warburton’s Office
Map of History Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. Map of History Park
 
 
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 409 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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