Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 
 
 
 
 
222 entries match your criteria. The first 100 are listed.                                               Next 100 

 
 

Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Jose, California

 
Clickable Map of Santa Clara County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Santa Clara County, CA (616) Alameda County, CA (674) Merced County, CA (38) San Benito County, CA (55) San Mateo County, CA (191) Santa Cruz County, CA (257) Stanislaus County, CA (120)  SantaClaraCounty(616) Santa Clara County (616)  AlamedaCounty(674) Alameda County (674)  MercedCounty(38) Merced County (38)  SanBenitoCounty(55) San Benito County (55)  SanMateoCounty(191) San Mateo County (191)  SantaCruzCounty(257) Santa Cruz County (257)  StanislausCounty(120) Stanislaus County (120)
San Jose is the county seat for Santa Clara County
San Jose is in Santa Clara County
      Santa Clara County (616)  
ADJACENT TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY
      Alameda County (674)  
      Merced County (38)  
      San Benito County (55)  
      San Mateo County (191)  
      Santa Cruz County (257)  
      Stanislaus County (120)  
 
Touch name on this list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
1 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose — Calero County Park – Bailey Fellows House
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
2 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose — 1049 — Guadalupe Mission of San Jose
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Chapel was established in 1953 by a Spanish-speaking community of Catholic faithful led by Father Donald McDonnell, a member of the San Francisco Archdiocese's "Spanish Mission Band." Here, Father McDonnell . . . Map (db m240623) HM
3 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose — Skinner's Seedling
On March 29, 1849. Henry Chapman Skinner left Milwaukee, Wisconsin and crossed the plains to California, taking with him some Newtown Pippen Apples. Most of these apples decayed during the trip, but one was saved and contained thirteen seeds. In . . . Map (db m218883) HM
4 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Bulmore House1854 — (Cottage No. 12) —
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
5 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Camp Mt. Madonna
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 the Civilian . . . Map (db m52778) HM
6 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Carson House1854 — (Cottage No.13) —
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
7 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Casa Grande Reported missing
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
8 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — 1 — Casa Grande
Built in 1854 of adobe, brick and wood. Residence of mine's manager until 1925. Most gracious and stately California mansion of the early days. Scene of important social & political events, planned by Henry W. Halleck & built by J. Young & F. Meyer. . . . Map (db m114955) HM
Paid Advertisement
9 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Cornish Pump
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
10 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — D Retort and Condensing System
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
11 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Day Tunnel
[Side-bar on left:] 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
12 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — El Senador MineThe Most Productive of New Almaden’s “Outside Mines”
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
13 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — El Senator Mine(El Senador Mine)
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
14 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — English Camp
[Side-bar on left:] Once a Bustling Community 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
15 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — English Camp School
Serving Mine Hill Families 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
16 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Goodrich Quarry
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
17 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Gould Rotary Furnace and Condensing System
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
Paid Advertisement
18 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Hacienda Cemetery
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
19 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Hacienda Hotel
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
20 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Hacienda Mining Display
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
21 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Hard Rock Miners
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
22 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Hoeing Table and Cleaning Tank
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
23 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Huttner House(Cottage No. 3)
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
24 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Incline Tramway
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
25 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — John Young House(Cottage No. 2)
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
26 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mancha “Little Trammer” Battery Locomotive
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
Paid Advertisement
27 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mercury Storage Vault
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
28 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mine Air Compressors
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
29 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mine Hill
[Side-bar on left] 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
30 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mine Ventilation Fans
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 m202802) HM
31 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Mining Operations
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
32 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — 339 — New Almaden(The New Mine) — After Almaden Mine in Spain —
The first workable quicksilver mine in North America – First mine of any kind in California – First worked 1824 – Denounced November 1845. Has produced more metallic wealth than any individual gold mine in California. Its . . . Map (db m146473) HM
33 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — New Almaden Quicksilver Mine
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine has been designated an historical landmark by American Society for Metals. Discovered in November 1845, it was the first workable quicksilver mine in North America and preceded the Coloma Gold Discovery of January 1848 . . . Map (db m15055) HM
34 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — New Almaden Quicksilver Mine
For generations the Ohlone Indians followed the path along the Alamitos Creek to find cinnabar in a cave in the nearby hills. They traded the mineral, used it in religious ceremonies and decorated their bodies. Elsewhere in the world, quicksilver, . . . Map (db m41479) HM
35 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — New Almaden’s Civil War Crisis
In March 1863 the Supreme Court adjudged that the original Castillero claim to the New Almaden Mine was fraudulent and invalid. President Abraham Lincoln, acting on this judgment, sent a writ to U.S. Marshall C.W. Rand in San Francisco. “I, . . . Map (db m12916) HM
Paid Advertisement
36 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — 2007 — Patrick TillmanNovember 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004
Pat lived in New Almaden for most of his life. He came to love it for its history and community spirit. He roamed the hills with his brothers as a kid, then hiked and trained in them as an athlete and a soldier. Pat was a loved son, brother, . . . Map (db m41303) HM
37 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Robert Scott House(Cottage No. 4)
Robert Scott, a native of Canada, arrived in New Almaden in 1864. He was co-inventor of the Huttner & Scott Furnace in 1876, the furnace that revolutionized the reduction of quicksilver and saved the Quicksilver Mining Company from bankruptcy. This . . . Map (db m41331) HM
38 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Santa Isabel Shaft
[Side-bar on left:] Mine workers began to sink the Santa Isabel Shaft in 1877 to relieve the burden on the nearby Randol Shaft, which could no longer handle the abundance of underground cinnabar ore. Five years later ore was delivered to . . . Map (db m52770) HM
39 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Shaker-Concentrator
The shaker-concentrator, also known as a shaker table, was used in gravity beneficiation (the concentration of ore) for sorting fine-grained materials, such as heavy cinnabar, from ordinary rock and dust particles. The beneficiation process was . . . Map (db m49860) HM
40 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Site of English TownCCC Camp Mt. Madonna
The Civilian Conservation Corps, established in 1933 by the Federal Government for nine years became one of the most constructive national service programs. CCC Companies: 1917-V, 1235, 3341, 3325, 739, 4500 occupied this camp between 1933 and 1939. . . . Map (db m52774) HM
41 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — 339-1 — Site of First Mining in California
Here, along Arroyo de los Alamitos Creek in 1824, Luís Cabolla and Antonio Suñol first worked New Almaden ore in an arrastra. In constant production since 1845, more than a million flasks of quicksilver valued at over 50 million dollars have been . . . Map (db m18692) HM
42 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Skip Loader
The skip loader was used to carry cinnabar ore to the surface from deep in the mines. A motor-driven hoist pulled the skip loader up tracks until it reached the surface, where two sets of tracks, one inside pair and one outside pair, were reached. . . . Map (db m52820) HM
43 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — SpanishTown
Established in December, 1845, Spanishtown developed as Indians, Californios and immigrants from Peru, Argentina and Mexico built their homes on the hill above Deep Gulch. Cinnabar was first mined from a nearby cave known to local Indians. Later in . . . Map (db m50750) HM
44 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — The “Main Tunnel”
[Side-bar on left:] The Beginning of New Almaden’s Rich History Just ahead lies the original site of mining activity in New Almaden’s rich history, where Ohlone Indians extracted cinnabar ore from a “red cave”. In . . . Map (db m52815) HM
Paid Advertisement
45 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — The Buena VistaA Masterpiece of Masonry & Mechanics
The Buena Vista shaft commenced on July 5, 1882. It became the deepest sunk into the Quicksilver Mining Company’s lands, eventually reaching a depth of 2,300 feet, 600 below sea level. Though not itself a significant source of ore, the Buena . . . Map (db m58943) HM
46 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — The Hauck HouseCasa Nuestra or Cottage No. 5
Built by Barron, Forbes & Company in the late 1840’s, this cottage is one of several houses with a brick basement. Individuals who rented this house included William Flemming, John Marr, George Granger, and Thomas Barrett. Theodore S. Shaw, a . . . Map (db m41334) HM
47 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — The Randol Family HomeCottage #1
This cottage is the largest of the dwellings built by Barron, Forbes & Co. in the late 1840’s. It contained four fireplaces and a large wood-burning basement stove used by servants to prepare meals. It was purchased in 1863 by New Almaden . . . Map (db m41285) HM
48 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — The Yellow Kid
The Yellow Kid Below and on the opposite hillside was the opening to the Yellow Kid Tunnel. Because of a yellow vein in the earth, the tunnel was named after a popular early American cartoon depicting an Irish immigrant boy wearing a yellow . . . Map (db m52780) HM
49 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Vichy Springs
A spring of carbonated water, locally known as Vichy, bubbled up here beside the Alamitos Creek. When the distant Buena Vista Shaft penetrated the 2100 foot level in 1882, the spring ceased flowing. San Francisco banker F.L.A. Pioche and others . . . Map (db m41277) HM
50 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Almaden — Wood Road & Jacques Ridge
[Side-bar on left:] Wood Road and Jacques Ridge Built in April 1876 by the Quicksilver Mining Company, Wood Road originally served to connect nearby oak woodlands to the mining operations where voracious wood-fueled furnaces processed . . . Map (db m52816) HM
51 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Alum Rock Log Cabin
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
52 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Cesar E. ChavezMemorial Walkway — Former Chavez Home Site —
Located in what was originally known as the East San Jose barrio of “Sal Si Puedes” or “Get Out If You Can,” Cesar and Helen Chavez and their family resided in a home at this site from 1951 to 1953 while Cesar began his work in the Civil Rights . . . Map (db m212692) HM
53 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Chavez Family Home
Cesar Estrada Chavez 3/31/27 – 4/23/93 Si Se Puede San Jose Historic Landmark No. 98Map (db m212694) HM
Paid Advertisement
54 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Electrification
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
55 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Emma Prusch and Her Park
Emma Prusch 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
56 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Historic Alum Rock Park
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
57 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Mineral Springs Grotto
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 . . . Map (db m63781) HM
58 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Steam Dummies & 25 Cents!
In 1891, Richard Quincey, a local wood and coal dealer, began building the first rail line to Alum Rock Park. Quincey began construction on May 11, 1891 at Santa Clara Street and McLauglin Avenue. By June 26, 1891, had reached White Road and has . . . Map (db m63779) HM
59 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — The Flood of 1911 and Broad Gauge Rails
Heavy rains fell during March of 1911 causing rail service from the Penitencia Creek Entrance to the Picnic Grounds to close. The rains continued swelling Penitencia Creek until it overflowed its banks. On March 7 an 8-foot wall of water from the . . . Map (db m63780) HM
60 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — The Natatorium
This area was once the site of one of Alum Rock Park’s most popular attractions, the Natatorium, a large indoor swimming pool. Built about 1912, it attracted over 35,000 swimmers each summer season. For about 20 cents, park visitors could swim in . . . Map (db m63790) HM
61 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alum Rock — Welcome to Alum Rock ParkCalifornia’s Oldest Municipal Park
Alum Rock Park was acquired in stages over many years. The original claim is based on the first land grant by Governor Filipe de Neve, July 22, 1778. Alum Rock Park has survived many challenges to that original grant and on March 13, 1872 the . . . Map (db m63788) HM
62 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Alviso — 95 — Henry Wade's Houseca. 1851
After hearing about the Gold Rush in 1848, Henry Wade joined the Bennett-Arcan Wagon Party and was among the first group to reach California through Death Valley's Desolation Canyon. Wade built this "Round the Horn" House ca. 1851 out of . . . Map (db m178924) HM
Paid Advertisement
63 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Amamiyla Midwife House
Our family had ten siblings. Eight of us were born at this house between 1919 and 1933. - Jimi YamaichiMap (db m64943) HM
64 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Asahi Baseball
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
65 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Del Monte
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 Company . . . Map (db m155048) HM
66 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Del Monte Packing Plant History
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 m168464) HM
67 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Dobashi Market
“... 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
68 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — 417 — First Normal School
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
69 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — First People / Who Was Robert Antonio Balermino?
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
70 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — 433 — First Site of El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe
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
71 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Gran Oriente Filipino Masonic Lodge
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
Paid Advertisement
72 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Hori Midwife House
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
73 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Ideal Laundry
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
74 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Issei Voices
1887 Heinlenville Chinatown founded 1890 San Jose’s Japantown founded 1895 Wesley United Methodist Church established 1902 San Jose Buddhist Temple established 1910 Kuwabata Hospital built (Issei Memorial Building) 1916 Japanese Theater . . . Map (db m200160) HM
75 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Jackson Drugs
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
76 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Japanese Kuwabara Hospital
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
77 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Japantown Theater
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
78 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Japantowns
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
79 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Kawakami Building
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
80 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Ken Ying Low
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
Paid Advertisement
81 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Mr. Peckham
Because of the Alien Land Laws in California, Mr. Peckham held land in his name for those of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and other Asian ancestries ... until the oldest native born child in the family turned 21. He would then transfer the land to . . . Map (db m65005) HM
82 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Nihonmachi[Japantown]
[This marker is composed of four panels, each located at one corner of the intersection of Jackson and North Fifth Streets in San Jose.] [Panel 1, south corner] Pioneers 1890s to 1920s During the 1890s, Nikkei (Japanese in . . . Map (db m52450) HM
83 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Old Japantown Garage
Card playing was a social outlet. When I was young, my grandfather brought me here when he stopped to see his friends. The windows were soaped to prevent people from peering in. I was only allowed to sit on a stool and watch the card games. The game . . . Map (db m52514) HM
84 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
In 1902 a San Jose Buddhist Church was founded as a recognized branch of the San Francisco Buddhist Church. In 1906 property at 630 North 5th Street was purchased and services conducted by the first resident minister from Japan Reverend Honen . . . Map (db m26221) HM
85 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — San Jose High School150 Years
Founded in 1863 during the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, SJHS is the oldeest high school in Santa Clara County and second oldest in California. Its first classes were held in a 2nd floor room of J.G. Orbon’s flour store, where Joseph Bowen, the . . . Map (db m68915) HM
86 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . Map (db m108410) HM
87 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj(1630 – 1680)
Shivaji founded Pune (circa 1640). He was the first modern warrior who successfully fought the foreign invaders for 40 years and established a Maratha Kingdom that lasted 200 years with Pune as its Capital.Map (db m52492) HM
88 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Sumo Ring Site
People also made a sumo wresting ring in the baseball grounds and had tournaments. Dr. James Dobashi was the strongest then. Nobody could even be compared with him. Dr. Isamu KawamuraMap (db m52511) HM
89 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Taihei Hotel
Mr. Taketa built this hotel around 1915 to accommodate traveling businessmen and dignitaries to San Jose. There used to be a lot of people playing the game Go in the lobby. Jimi Yamaichi, 2007Map (db m52551) HM
90 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Takalkni Printing
There were several pool halls, but no gambling houses in Japantown. However a Japanese-operated print shop on Jackson Street which made cannery labels, printed lottery tickets for the Chinese. A gambling “runner” would come from . . . Map (db m52510) HM
91 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Tanizawa Grocery
We had everything in our store for the farmers. Dry goods. Work clothes. Japanese zori, tabi, pots and pans and dishes. We opened at seven in the morning and closed at ten at night everyday. Christmas day was one of the busiest days we had. New . . . Map (db m52496) HM
92 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — The Second Buddhist Church
The second Buddhist church building was situated where the Annex is now located. This building was established in 1908 as the “Independent Buddhist Church” when Reverend Hone Takahashi and certain church members seceded from the original . . . Map (db m65006) HM
93 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Tom & Mary’s Snack Shop & Dr. Watanabe’s Office
The first Japanese American surgeon in San Jose was Dr. Lee Watanabe. His office was above Tom and Mary’s Snack Shop. He was pretty short, but when he was standing on his box doing surgery, he was a giant. Sue InouyeMap (db m52494) HM
94 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Tower Bell
Cast to commemorate the California State Normal School in 1881, this 3,000-pound bell was rung at 8 a.m. each morning until the earthquake stilled its voice in 1906. In 1910, the bell was re-installed in the maim building of the newly constructed . . . Map (db m52640) HM
95 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Wesley United Methodist ChurchChartered August, 13, 1895
Wesley United Methodist Church was chartered August, 13, 1895 by the evangelical spirit and vision of pioneer Issei Christians and the struggles and hopes of immigrant families who had come to farm rich soil of the Santa Clara Valley. With a . . . Map (db m52222) HM
96 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Wing’s Chinese Restaurant
Dad would teach us things, but we were not interested in the restaurant. We saw how hard he worked. He started working at ten in the morning and wouldn’t stop until two the next morning. Every day. Seven days a week. Dr. James Chan, 2006Map (db m52495) HM
97 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Central San Jose — Yasunaga Produce and Transfer Company
Occupying the entire south side of Taylor Street between 5th and 6th was a truck transfer company owned by Mr. K. Yasunage. Farmers had to sell their produce in San Francisco and Oakland markets and needed someone to transport the produce. Most . . . Map (db m52493) HM
98 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Communications Hill — History of Vieira Park
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
99 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Dartmouth — De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776
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
100 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Downtown San Jose — Bank of America Building
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

222 entries matched your criteria. The first 100 are listed above. Next 100 ⊳
 
 
CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 15, 2024