San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Zanker House
The outhouse is the Zanker family outhouse. This two-holer, c. 1906, is constructed of redwood siding and was located at the back of the house.
F. William (1833-1909) and Catherine (Walter) Zanker (1838-1919) moved into the house they built in 1868. Additions to the house, though removed, were made as the family grew. The Zankers raised a family of eight children.
The Zanker House arrived at the San Jose Historical Museum on September 14, 1986. Final restoration of the house was begun in June, 1988.
The City of San Jose’s Historical Museum wishes to express its appreciation to the following individuals and organizations for major contributions toward this restoration project: Joseph F. Jenkins, San Jose Historical Museum Association, Southern Lumber Company, Central Concrete Supply Company, McDonald & Moore. Donations were made in memory of Frank Edwin Zanker and Pearl Kathryn Zanker. The following are also thanked for their support of this project: Lloyd Batchelder, Califia Chapter – Questers, the Victorian Preservation Association, and Larry Dolan Wallcovering.
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
Location. 37° 19.229′ N, 121° 51.56′ 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 Chiechi House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Umbarger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Coyote Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Ranch Fruit Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ng Shing Gung (about 400 feet away); O’Brien’s (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.
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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 497 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.