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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Jose
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|On this site in 1852 Charles LeFranc made the first commercial planting of fine European wine grapes in Santa Clara County and founded Almadén Vineyards. LeFranc imported cuttings from vines in the celebrated wine districts of his native France, . . . — — Map (db m2580) HM|
|The log cabin was built 1914-1916 as a memorial to the pioneers and was donated to the City of San Jose on September 24, 1916. The cabin is constructed of redwood logs from the Santa Cruz Mountains. This log cabin provides an example of the physical . . . — — Map (db m63791) HM|
|Our family had ten siblings.
Eight of us were born at
this house between 1919
- Jimi Yamaichi — — Map (db m64943) HM|
|They built a baseball diamond with the homeplate on the Jackson and Sixth Street corner and the outfield towards the railroad tracks. Rightfield was shorter and leftfield went on across Seventh Street. The centerfield was much lower than homeplate, . . . — — Map (db m52513) HM|
|One of the San Jose's earliest skyscrapers, this building has served as a local landmark since its construction in 1925-6. The Bank of America, originally known as the Bank of Italy, was founded by San José native A.P. Giannini in 1904. Although the . . . — — Map (db m30549) HM|
|San Jose’s first Hebrew congregation – Bickur Cholim – was founded August 5, 1861. The congregation met in City Hall and at various locations in the downtown prior to building their first facility on this site in 1870. Used continuously . . . — — Map (db m52655) HM|
|Amadeo Peter Giannini, founder of the Bank of Italy – now the Bank of America – was born at 79 N. Market St. on May 6, 1870. Perhaps San Jose's most famous native, Giannini is considered by many to be the greatest figure in American . . . — — Map (db m30166) HM|
| Lulu and Howard M. Buffington, Police and Fire Chief, City of Willow Glen. Representative of residences that once lined Lincoln Avenue. — — Map (db m100100) HM|
|Only complete four room, oven-dried brick house in New Almaden.
Appointed Cashier, Hacienda Forman and Secretary of the Miners Fund by the Manager Mr. Randol, Robert R. Bulmore moved into this cottage in September, 1878.
Mr. Bulmore’s avocation . . . — — Map (db m41356) HM|
|The nearby Bailey Fellows house is a historic “Italianate” structure located at the south end of Calero Reservoir and appears on the County of Santa Clara Heritage Resource Inventory. The house is named for Boargenes R. Bailey and Judge . . . — — Map (db m53474) HM|
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At New Almaden
During the Depression (1933-1942) and after most mining activity had ceased, New Almaden once again gave jobs, hope and future to young men through a program created by Franklin D. Roosevelt called . . . — — Map (db m52778) HM|
|This statue of Captain Thomas Fallon was commissioned in 1988. It memorializes the raising of the U.S. flag in San Jose in 1846, when California was still a part of Mexico. Scheduled to be installed in 1990, the statue generated an intense . . . — — Map (db m81726) HM|
|One of three complete adobe houses in New Almaden made of creek gravel and adobe mud.
In 1855 a plan of the settlement of the Hacienda, including all homes south of Casa Grande (the manager;s home), to the reduction works of the New Almaden Mine, . . . — — Map (db m41459) HM|
|Built in 1854 of adobe, brick and wood. Residence of Mines Managers until 1925. Most gracious & stately California Mansion of early days. Scene of important social & political events. Planned by Henry W. Halleck & built by J. Young & F. Meyer. . . . — — Map (db m15046) HM|
|On this site in 1909, Charles "Doc” Herrold aired the first
regularly scheduled radio programs, giving birth to
broadcasting. Initially identified as "This is San Jose calling,"
the station was later licensed as KQW before it became
KCBS. . . . — — Map (db m155118) HM|
Most colorful of all characters in Santa Cruz Mountains.
First white settler in Santa Cruz Mountain section, a pioneer hunter, rancher, teamster and road-builder.
His motto was “Right Wrongs Nobody.” — — Map (db m52207) HM|
|From 1872 to 1887, a large Chinese population occupied this block of Market Street. Despite considerable discrimination against them, the Chinese managed to survive within their insular community. By the late 1880's, as downtown businesses began . . . — — Map (db m26214) HM|
|The sisters of Notre Dame de Namur founded their college on this site in 1851. The facility began modestly but eventually expanded to occupy the entire north side of Santa Clara Street from Almaden Avenue to Santa Teresa Street. A boarding school . . . — — Map (db m52660) HM|
|A significant problem in mining is groundwater removal. Water limited the depth of early miners until the Cornish pump was introduced in the 18th Century. Cornish pumps originated in the tin and copper mining region of Cornwall, England, and evolved . . . — — Map (db m49855) HM|
|Now a relic from the days when Monterey road served as cattle trail; stage route, and Mission road between San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Monterey, Coyote Post Office was once the oldest surviving and functioning post office in Santa Clara County . . . — — Map (db m42293) HM|
|The D retort, line the rotary furnace, was used to recover mercury from cinnabar ore. Whereas the rotary furnace was a continuously-operating system, the D retort was loaded with ore, fired for a period of time (usually 8 to 24 hours), then allowed . . . — — Map (db m49862) HM|
|Hailed as one of the best arranged and equipped livery stables on the coast, Dashaway Stables was constructed by Frederick Tennant and William Connell in 1888 at 130 South Second Street, San Jose. Dashaway Stables, proud of its excellent reputation . . . — — Map (db m52166) HM|
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Significant Addition to New Almaden’s Rich Mining Operation
Toxic gases and underground water posed perils and problems for miners in search of valuable cinnabar ore. Under Sherman Day’s suggestion, the . . . — — Map (db m52771) HM|
|Lt. Juan Bautista de Anza and party crossed this area in March 1776. en route to select sites for the Presido and the Mission of San Francisco
In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris Birkland Beezley, of a rider . . . — — Map (db m38342) HM|
|For over 100 years, the Del Monte corporation & its predecessors –
The California Packing Corporation (Calpak) & the San José Fruit
Packing Company – processed fruits & vegetables at this site. In 1893
the San José Fruit Packing . . . — — Map (db m155048) HM|
| Del Monte Park is named after the cannery that once occupied this site and the land across the
street. California was a major producer of fruits and vegetables in the late 1800's. Santa Clara
Valley was known as the Valley Of Heart's Delight for . . . — — Map (db m155029) HM|
|“... you come upon the boiled eel, the quail’s eggs, the dried seaweed, and the squid like root called gobo, as well as the crinkly cabbage Japanese call napa and Korean pickled radishes packed in Hawaii and small cans of shrimp paste imported . . . — — Map (db m52508) HM|
|Born in Pennsylvania, died in San Jose Dec. 8, 1850
A leader of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy
Party of 1844
First American M.D. to settle in California
Served as physician, alcalde, and councilman in San Francisco before moving to a farm north . . . — — Map (db m52212) HM|
|The Bascoms arrived in San Jose in 1849. Their residence and boarding house, Slapjack Hall, was a center of activity and grandma sewed the famous blue tent used as both a school and first protestant church. Dr. Bascom practiced medicine but . . . — — Map (db m92727) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m52165) HM|
|Local Scottish Rite Masons built their hall on this site in 1909. Designed by George Page, it was a simple rectangular structure with a severe Greek Revival façade. When the Masons moved into the new Scottish Rite Temple in 1925, the vacated . . . — — Map (db m30261) HM|
|Cinnabar was first found in the Senador Mine area before 1863. Systematic development recovered more than 20,000 flasks (1,500,000 pounds) between 1909 and 1926.
Under the direction of John Drew, development started by trenching the outcrops of . . . — — Map (db m41456) HM|
|This mine was opened in 1863 and worked intermittently until March 1926. In 1915 a reduction plant, which included the first Herreschoff furnace and electric dust collector ever used in the recovery of quicksilver, was erected. The mine was worked . . . — — Map (db m34165) HM|
|When completed in 1881, the 237-foot electric light tower that once spanned the intersection of Market and Santa Clara Streets was the largest single source of electric light in the country. The brainchild of J.J. Owen, founder of the San Jose . . . — — Map (db m31114) HM|
|Following the Stock Market Crash of 1893, John Center took over the Alum Rock Railway for Richard Quincey. Shortly after he took over the line, John Center sold it for $1.00 to his nephew, Hugh Center.
By 1896, Hugh Center had the line running . . . — — Map (db m63778) HM|
Born February 12, 1876, Emma
Prusch was the daughter of William
and Cathrena Prusch. The Prusch
family ran a dairy farm on the land
that is now Emma Prusch Farm Park.
Emma spent her life on the family farm
and helped raise . . . — — Map (db m155041) HM|
|The San Jose Fire Department, initially an intensely dedicated volunteer organization until the hiring of professionals in 1876, was established by a City ordinance in 1854. In that same year, a firehouse was erected on Lightston Street, functioning . . . — — Map (db m52176) HM|
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Once a Bustling
Within view stood English Cam’s Methodist Church, Company Store, Mine Office, School House, Centennial Hall, Helping Hand Hall and a multitude of family cabins. As quicksilver . . . — — Map (db m52775) HM|
|Serving Mine Hill
for over 40 Years
Just up this hillside rest the remains of the former English Camp School. Founded in 1864, the school educated the young of Mine Hill until 1907.
Students in grades 1 through 8 spent 10 . . . — — Map (db m52779) HM|
|The Farmers Union Corporation, established in this building in 1874, was once indispensible to San Jose’s farming community. It served as an agricultural cooperative and bank and throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the chief . . . — — Map (db m52658) HM|
|The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was designed by Willis Polk and built in 1905. The plan of the building is a Greek cross; four Ionic columns dominate the entry portico. Since the construction of a new church in 1946, the building has been . . . — — Map (db m30226) HM|
|Here, on the 1,939-acre Rancho Potrero de Santa Clara, Christopher A. Shelton in early March 1853 introduced the honeybee to California. In Aspinwall, Panama, Shelton purchased 12 beehives from a New Yorker and transported them by rail, . . . — — Map (db m3627) HM|
|Founded as “Minns’ Evening Normal School” in 1857, the school became the State Normal School by act of the state legislature on May 2, 1862. In 1870 the state legislature chose Washington Square as a permanent location. Destroyed by fire . . . — — Map (db m52641) HM|
| First People
The Ohlone-speaking First People have lived in what we now call the San Francisco Bay Area for thousands of years. The bay and surrounding landscape provided ample fish, animals and plants for the thriving community. Both the . . . — — Map (db m155137) HM|
|Within a year after the opening of the first overland route from Mexico to Alta California, Governor Filipe de Neve authorized the establishment of the first civil settlement in the state on lands including and surrounding the present Civic Center. . . . — — Map (db m52937) HM|
|The first California State Legislature met on this site in 1849. San Jose was designated State Capital at the Constitutional Convention in Monterey after intensive lobbying by local representatives. The town made every effort to accommodate the . . . — — Map (db m52633) HM|
|Directly opposite this tablet was located the first State Capitol Building in which California’s first legislature assembled in December 1849. San Jose was the seat of government from 1849 to 1851. — — Map (db m3615) HM|
|This building, designed by George W. Page in 1891, became the permanent home of a congregation that first met in City Hall in 1866. A version of Richardsonian Romanesque style, the innovative structure withstood the earthquake of 1906 and became a . . . — — Map (db m30126) HM|
From 1961 to 1980 the park that you are now standing in was home to a one-of-a-kind western themed amusement park called Frontier Village
The Entrance Forts
The main entrance was built to resemble the gates of an early western frontier . . . — — Map (db m58990) HM|
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Here lies George Donner, Jr., a California Pioneer and a Donner Party survivor. He was born 10 August 1836 in Sangamon County, Illinois, the eldest son of Jacob Donner and Elizabeth Blue Hook. In April 1846 . . . — — Map (db m30305) HM|
|On the hillside north of this plaque, only the scars remain to mark the spot where brown stone was quarried for San Jose Hall of Justice, Post Office, St. Mary’s Church, original buildings of Stanford University, and Carson City Mint. This small . . . — — Map (db m129576) HM|
|Welcome to the
Home of the Rotary Club of San Jose
Hanford Lennox Gordon was born in 1846 and over his lifetime held a variety of positions as attorney, and officer for the Union Army during the Civil War, a farmer, and . . . — — Map (db m52126) HM|
|The rotary furnace was used to recover mercury from cinnabar ore. Finely crushed ore fro the fine ore bin entered the furnace by means of a feeder known as a shotgun or bump feeder. The feeder periodically injected a measured amount of ore into the . . . — — Map (db m52818) HM|
|This is a picture of second generation Filipinos. Pacita Todtod who was also known as “Pacing” was famous for being a singer appearing at the beginning of the 1948 movie, “They Were Expendable,” starring John Wayne.
Curt . . . — — Map (db m52497) HM|
|Named after Frank Gubser, a German immigrant and barber, Gubserville was an important stage, mail and teamster stop on the road between San Jose and Saratoga. Gubser served as the village's first and only postmaster, beginning July 5, 1882. . . . — — Map (db m2398) HM|
|Dating back to early 1850’s, this cemetery was in use until 1920’s, when musician Ben Black, who wrote the then popular song, “Moonlight and Roses”, bought some of the mining company land at the Hacienda and divided it.
Bertram Road . . . — — Map (db m12925) HM|
|Here in 1848 was built the first two story adobe hotel in California. Originally a boarding house, the building was converted into a small hotel to accommodate visitors at the mining settlement. Destroyed by fire in 1874 and later rebuilt. . . . — — Map (db m41325) HM|
|Preserved here is equipment used in quicksilver mining. A few examples are from New Almaden, but most are from the Guadalupe Mine and were used in the last fifty years of mining, until the mines closed in the 1970s.
The equipment is organized . . . — — Map (db m49854) HM|
|In 1882 Captain James A. Hamilton purchased 21 acres of orchards and built this Queen Anne farmhouse for his family. James A. Hamilton was born in 1826 in Portage City, Ohio, and he left home at the age of 18 to become a sailor. His first position . . . — — Map (db m52123) HM|
|Drilling contests were the miners’ own distinctive event. The contest pitted individuals or teams of two miners against one another. They centered on hand-drilling, an essential aspect of the hard-rock miners’ work. Drilling contests tested the . . . — — Map (db m41324) HM|
|Jay Orley and Everis A. Hayes built this Mission Revival Style mansion, designed by George W. Page in 1904. The Hayes Brothers were early San Jose Mercury publishers, prominent valley politicians, and were actively involved in establishing the Santa . . . — — Map (db m18496) HM|
|Mary Hayes Chynoweth, matriarch of the Hayes family, built this 65 room, 41,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival-Style mansion to replace an earlier Victorian one which had been destroyed by fire. While she did not live to occupy the mansion . . . — — Map (db m58945) HM|
|Brigadier General United States Volunteers
Lieutenant Colonel United States Army
A Citizen of San Jose
Born 1815 • Settled in California 1847 • Died 1886
This monument commemorates his service to the Country
in the Mexican and Civil . . . — — Map (db m30196) HM|
|Henry’s Hi-Life, once known as the Torino Hotel, was opened in 1960 by Henry Puckett (1914-1986). Originally a boarding house for dozens of newly immigrated Italian workers, the building was first named the new Progress Hotel.
Charles Sacco, a . . . — — Map (db m52490) HM|
|Charles Herrold, a pioneer in radio, was the first person to transmit radio programs of music and news to a listening audience. Beginning in 1909, three years before Congress’ Radio Act of 1912, Herrold broadcast from his College of Engineering and . . . — — Map (db m30335) HM|
|Founded in 1872 and known as the reservation, Alum Rock Park is the oldest municipal park in California. It was named for a large rock formation believed to contain alum. Even after it was discovered to have been incorrectly identified, the name . . . — — Map (db m92718) HM|
|The Vieira family and their ancestors have owned and lived on Communications Hill since 1896, when José Azevedo
purchased nearly a hundred acres of ranch land on the San Juan Bautista hills in the middle of Santa Clara Valley.
José was a . . . — — Map (db m155038) HM|
|Hoeing tables and cleaning tanks were used to purify mercury as the final step in the process of converting cinnabar to mercury. Mercury collected in the condensers of a furnace or retort was contaminated with soot, water, dust, sublimed sulphur . . . — — Map (db m49857) HM|
|My grandmother kept her patients in the house for five days. My mother cooked the meals and grandmother would serve them. My mother was a very good cook. My dad taught her how; he’d learned to cook while working as a houseboy to put himself through . . . — — Map (db m52214) HM|
|Completed in 1931, as a civic improvement project during the Great Depression, the Hotel De Anza was named in honor of the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Business and civic leaders established the San Jose Community Hotel Association which . . . — — Map (db m52659) HM|
|Home of H. J. Huttner, a mechanical engineer, who in 1874 worked with brick layer Robert Scott to design and build the first highly efficient ore extracting furnace.
This house of modest wood and brick construction was typical of others along . . . — — Map (db m41327) HM|
|Ideal Laundry designed and built especially for laundry work and housed in a handsome, two-story fireproof brick building, erected as a cost of $30,000. This new enterprise was founded by I. Tsurukawa, one of the leading men in the local Japanese . . . — — Map (db m52549) HM|
|In 1864 Sherman Day and C.E. Hawley built a rail line to carry ore from the mines on Mine Hill to the lower town furnaces.
Transportation of ore to the furnaces was slow and expensive by horse and wagon, and production and demand had increased . . . — — Map (db m65004) HM|
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International Business Machines : RAMAC
In 1952, IBM sent Reynold Johnson to San José to open its first West Coast development laboratory to research new data storage methods. At this site in 1955, IBM unveiled . . . — — Map (db m30095) HM|
|I have been at this corner most of my life being born in the midwife house across the street. Nothing has changed in the neighborhood, except the people. I’ve seen Tokunaga go, Hashimoto’s Drug store across the street become a golf shop, Tom and . . . — — Map (db m52498) HM|
|The Nishiura Brothers built this Colonial Revival structure in 1910. Named after its first resident physician from Japan, Dr. Taisuka Kuwabara, the Kumamoto Kenjin-kai (a prefectural association) established the hospital to serve the Japanese . . . — — Map (db m52554) HM|
|San Jose Japantown was the center of many amusements. We had theater that performed Kabuki and modern shows, like “love stories.” When I was young, people gathered here with their horse and wagon – just tied their horse up to the . . . — — Map (db m65003) HM|
|From the late 1800s, Japantowns began to emerge in California’s port towns and agricultural areas where Japanese immigrants helped build the state’s economy through fishing, farming and other businesses. By the 1930s, as many as forty Japan towns . . . — — Map (db m52558) HM|
| Surveyor of Yerba Buena - 1839 — — Map (db m92719) HM|
|This restored house is one of the original homes in the town of New Almaden, which was originally called Hacienda. The house was built in 1847 by Barron, Forbes Mining Co. and owned by the mining company until its bankruptcy in 1912.
The cottage . . . — — Map (db m41323) HM|
|On this site stood the Juzgado, or town hall, of the Pueblo de San José. Constructed of adobe in 1798, it housed the jail, the court and the offices of the comisionado and alcalde, and was the pueblo's primary governmental building. When Captain . . . — — Map (db m31152) HM|
|When folks came back from the internment camps many of them were helped a lot by a local businessman, Torahiko Kawakami. He worked through the Buddhist Church hostel to resettle people and to get them back on their feet. He became known as . . . — — Map (db m52550) HM|
|The Northern California Black Walnut trees seen along this highway owe their existence to horticulturist Horace G. Keesling of San José. While passing this way by camp wagon on a blistering summer day in 1900, Keesling could find no roadside tree . . . — — Map (db m52138) HM|
|Ken Ying Low was renowned for its homemade noodles, and visitors from Sacramento and San Francisco would always stop at the restaurant for “the best chow mein.” There were several generation of excellent cooks, and one remembered was Ng . . . — — Map (db m52548) HM|
|This charming commercial structure was built in 1889 by Sarah Knox-Goodrich on property left to her by her first husband, Dr. William Knox, using sandstone from the quarry owned by her second husband, Levi Goodrich. Both men were important San José . . . — — Map (db m30960) HM|
|The San José Labor Temple, located at 72 North Second Street, was a hub of the city’s turn of the century labor movement. It was established informally between 1901 and 1903 by Harry Ryan, an early San José labor leader, and Jack London, the famous . . . — — Map (db m30444) HM|
|This commercial building was named for Letitia Burnet Ryland, daughter of the first American civil governor of California, Peter Hardeman Burnett, and wife of San Jose councilman C.T. Ryland. Some have speculated that Peter Burnett’s election was . . . — — Map (db m52636) HM|
|The last vestige of El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the simple adobe, rehabilitated in the mid-19th century, is believed built before 1800 by Manuel Gonzalez, an Apache, who was one of the pobladores (founders). Later owned and occupied by Sgt. . . . — — Map (db m3775) HM|
|This beautiful building was designed by Ralph Wyckoff to house San José’s Main Post Office. It was built as a W.P.A. project in 1933 and is a prime example of Depression-Era federal construction. The terra cotta work on the building’s exterior is . . . — — Map (db m30091) HM|
|The Mancha “Little Trammer” is one of the smallest mining locomotives manufactured by the Mancha Storage Battery Locomotive Company. It is powered by batteries, allowing it to be used deep within the mines without emitting toxic fumes. . . . — — Map (db m52823) HM|
|First child born to Anglo-American overland emigrants in Santa Clara County. — — Map (db m52209) HM|
|After cleaned mercury is collected, it was placed in iron flasks for transportation to market. A flask of mercury weighs about 76 pounds when filled and a flask needs to be strong because of the density of the liquid metal.
Filled containers of . . . — — Map (db m49858) HM|
|These two air compressors are typical of those used in hard-rock mining. The Gardner-Denver air compressor, powered by a gasoline engine, is a mobile type that was moved to wherever it was needed. The Ingersoll-Rand air compressor, powered by an . . . — — Map (db m52821) HM|
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Rotary Furnace Brings New Almaden into the 20th Century
In 1939, engineer H.W. Gould designed and built the first rotary furnace. The onset of World War II created a new interest in mercury because of its use in munitions. . . . — — Map (db m50748) HM|
|Ventilation fans provided fresh air for miners deep within the mines. Ventilation pipe connected to fans carried air wherever it was needed in the mine to provide miners with breathable air by diluting and displacing dust and noxious gases. Fans . . . — — Map (db m52822) HM|
|The mineral springs located in this area have played an important role in the history and development of the park. Between 1891 and 1902, the Parks Commission began developing the park, highlighting the springs. During this period, over 20 different . . . — — Map (db m63781) HM|
|Victoria Shaft (photo right)
Named after Queen Victoria, the Victoria Shaft was sunk near the powderhouse in 1890 to prospect the existing Randol workings of the New Almaden Mine.
Powderhouse (photo far right)
The powderhouse was built in 1866 . . . — — Map (db m50744) HM|
|Three-quarters of a mile northeast is Montgomery Hill, site of the 55 successful flights of the “aeroplane” of John Joseph Montgomery which demonstrated aerodynamic developments still indispensable to modern aircraft. Here the basic . . . — — Map (db m7127) HM|
|Verified Rider of the Pony Express 1860-1861 — — Map (db m92735) HM|
|Oldest known rural school district in California. Established 1851 as subscription school, meeting in private homes. First teacher, Charles Lafollette, 1851, term three months. Abraham H. Featherman, 1852, term six months. Through efforts of Samuel . . . — — Map (db m2622) HM|
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