San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Winchester Mystery House
100 Years of Mystery!
—1884 - 1984 —
Today the Winchester Estate is once again the showplace of the valley! Although the “Lady of Mystery” was called from her earthly home in 1922, we believe these events have permitted Sarah L. Winchester, in her own way, to achieve a unique kind of eternal live.
Erected 1984 by Winchester Mystery House and Montain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 19.117′ N, 121° 57.049′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on South Winchester Boulevard near Olsen Drive. Touch for map. This marker is next to the admissions gate of the Winchester Mystery House, off of Olsen Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose CA 95117, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Winchester Mystery House (here, next to this marker); Winchester House (a few steps from this marker); Captain Harry Love (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rev. Isaac Owen (approx. 1.2 miles away); “Eberhard” (approx. 1.2 miles away); California Wesleyan College (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Berryessa Adobe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harris/Lass House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
Also see . . .
1. Sarah Winchester - Woman of Mystery. It is easy to imagine how the combined grief of losing both a child and a spouse could be very crippling. But if you had $20,000,000 and all the time in the world to help you cope, can you imagine what you would do? (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House. In 1862, Sarah married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Fisher Winchester, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. The couple’s life together was happy, and they enjoyed the best of New England society. However, in 1866, their young daughter, Annie developed a childhood disease (marasmus) and died. Sarah never fully recovered. (Submitted on April 24, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 459 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.