San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Nelson-DeLuz House
The restoration plan for the building has been based on research and careful examination of the structure. With a few exceptions the historic structure and its decorative elements have been retained. It has been repainted in the earliest color scheme. The back porch has been modified to provide accessibility.
In 1919 John and Etta Nelson purchased the house and moved in with their four children. Mr. Nelson worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and the children attended San Jose schools. The house remained in the Nelson family until it came to the Museum in 1987 as a bequest from Kristena DeLuz to the San Jose Historical Museum Association. A long time volunteer at the Museum, Kristena was particularly interested in the textile collection. Because of this interest, the building was selected to house textile exhibits and related programs.
This sign made possible through a grant from Questers Amapola Chapter 864
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
Location. 37° 19.156′ N, 121° 51.449′ 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. Dr. Warburton’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Printing Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Dashaway Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Ng Shing Gung (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); O’Brien’s San Jose Electric Tower (about 400 feet away); Empire Firehouse (about 600 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. The Nelson-DeLuz House currently houses the Hellenic Heritage Museum.
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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 321 times since then. 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.