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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Jose, California

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1California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 505 — Almadén Vineyards
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
2California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
3California (Santa Clara County), 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
4California (Santa Clara County), 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
5California (Santa Clara County), 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
6California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Bank of Italy
In 1904 San Jose native Amadeo Peter Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco, which later became Bank of America in 1930. Revolutionizing the banking industry, Giannini was committed to helping previously underserved members of the . . . Map (db m182490) HM
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7California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 30 — Bickur Cholim
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
8California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Birthplace of A.P. Giannini
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 banking. A . . . Map (db m30166) HM
9California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 35 — Buffington House
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
10California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
11California (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
12California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Camp Mt. Madonna
[Side-bar on left:] 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
13California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Captain Thomas Fallon
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 part of Mexico. Scheduled to be installed in 1990, the statue generated an intense . . . Map (db m81726) HM
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14California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
15California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Casa Grande
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
16California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
17California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Centennial Commemoration of the World's First Broadcasting Station100 Years
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
18California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — SCL-053 — Charles Henry McKiernan“Mountain Charlie” — 1825 – January 16, 1892 —
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
19California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 2 — Chinatown
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
20California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 11 — College of Notre Dame
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
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21California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
22California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Coyote Post Office
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
23California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
24California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Dashaway Stables
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
25California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
26California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
27California (Santa Clara County), 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
28California (Santa Clara County), 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
29California (Santa Clara County), 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
30California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Dr. John Townsend
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
31California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) BascomEarly California Pioneers
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
32California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Dr. Warburton’s OfficeHome to an Early Santa Clara Valley Physician
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
33California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Eagles Hall
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
34California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
35California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
36California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Electric Light Tower
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
37California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Electric Light Tower
San Jose's Electric Light Tower was the inspiration of JJ. Owens, editor of the San Jose Mercury. On May 13, 1881, Owens printed an editorial suggesting that by providing one high and immense source of arc light, the night would become as day . . . Map (db m52140) HM
38California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
39California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
40California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Empire Firehouse
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
41California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
42California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
43California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 9 — Farmers Union Building
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
44California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — First Church of Christ, Scientist
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
45California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 945 — First Honeybees in California
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
46California (Santa Clara County), 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
47California (Santa Clara County), 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
48California (Santa Clara County), 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
49California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 3 — First State Capitol
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
50California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 461 — First State Capitol Building
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
51California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 902 — First Unitarian Church
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
52California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — HLA 86-031 — Francis J. Smith HouseHome of Francis J. Smith — First, Last, and Only Postmaster of Evergreen —
Pioneer Evergreen settler Francis J. Smith built this home in 1874 on land originally part of the Chaboya Mexican Land Grant, Rancho Yerba Buena. The Village of Evergreen’s commercial center stood near this site, where in 1868, brothers Charles C. . . . Map (db m177635) HM
53California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Frontier VillageThe Entrance Forts / The One-Room Schoolhouse / Main Street / The Lost Dutchman Mine
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
54California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — George Donner, Jr.
[Front of Marker:] DONNER 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
55California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
56California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Gordon House
Welcome to the Gordon House 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
57California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
58California (Santa Clara County), 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
59California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 447 — Gubserville
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
60California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
61California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
62California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
63California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hamilton House
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
64California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
65California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hayes Mansion
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
66California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 888 — Hayes Mansion
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 . . . Map (db m18496) HM
67California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Henry Morris Naglee
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
68California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
69California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Henry's Hi-Life
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
70California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station
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
71California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
72California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
73California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
74California (Santa Clara County), 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
75California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hotel De Anza
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
76California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
77California (Santa Clara County), 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
78California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — In Memory of Raymond Bernal Junior
Original Northern Little Leaguer Killed in Viet Nam November 30 1966Map (db m195669) WM
79California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
80California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — International Business Machines : RAMAC
[ Main Marker: ] 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
81California (Santa Clara County), 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
82California (Santa Clara County), 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
83California (Santa Clara County), 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
84California (Santa Clara County), 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
85California (Santa Clara County), 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
86California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Jean Jacques Vioget1799 - 1855
Surveyor of Yerba Buena - 1839 Map (db m92719) HM
87California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
88California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Juzgado
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
89California (Santa Clara County), 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
90California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — SCL-056 — Keesling’s Shade Trees
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
91California (Santa Clara County), 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
92California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Knox-Goodrich Building
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
93California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Labor Temple
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
94California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 29 — Letitia Building
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
95California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 866 — Luis María Peralta Adobe
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
96California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Main Post Office
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
97California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
98California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Margaret Caldwell FoxBorn: Mission Santa Clara, February 12, 1847 — Died: Saratoga, April 1, 1865 —
First child born to Anglo-American overland emigrants in Santa Clara County.Map (db m52209) HM
99California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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
100California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 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

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