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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Chiechi House

 
 
The Chiechi House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. The Chiechi House Marker
Inscription. A late Victorian example of simplified Italianate architecture, the Chiechi House was built in approximately 1876 by John and Jane Campbell. In 1913 the house, at 820 Northrup Avenue, was purchased by Michele Chiechi. Prominent valley orchardists, the Chiechi family occupied the house for sixty years. In 1973 the old family home was donated and moved to the Historical Museum.

In 1986 proceeds realized from Living History Days, co-sponsored by the San Jose Historical Association, the City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Department, and KRON-TV 4, were dedicated to the Chiechi House restoration. With these funds and many additional contributions the rehabilitation, which began in 1974, was completed in 1987.

The San Jose Historical Museum gratefully acknowledges the following: Robert Bentson, Cheryl Bruch, Chuck Buckley, Steve Carlson, The Chiechi Family (in particulaar Grace M., Nick, and Margaret Chiechi), Ester Crosby, Dial One of San Jose, Barbara Dorr, Stella Gallant, Rubie Golart, Virginia Hammerness, Fran Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. George Hesse, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Klem, KRON-TV 4, Patricia Loomis, Tony May, Janice and Daryl McNeilly, Ethel Murie, Anona Pride, Jack Rouleau, Edna Schmidt, Charles Walton, Tom Zotalis, Plasterers Local #224 Apprenticeship Program, San Jose Historical Museum Association, San Jose State
Map of History Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Map of History Park
University Art Department, The Historical Museum Staff from 1973 through 1987.

Gift of San Jose Historical Museum Association Endowment Fund.
 
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
 
Location. 37° 19.239′ N, 121° 51.544′ 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. Coyote Post Office (a few steps from this marker); The Zanker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Umbarger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Ranch Fruit Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ng Shing Gung (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNotable Buildings
 
The Chiechi House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. The Chiechi House and Marker
 
 
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 491 times since then and 39 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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