A chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1655 Noreen Dr, San Jose, CA.
United States Post Office
Constructed in 1892, this was the first federal building in San Jose. It served as U.S. Post Office from 1892 to 1933. Designed by Willoughby Edbrooke and constructed of locally quarried sanstone, this Romanesque style structure, built by the United States government, it the last of its kind on the west coast.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 854
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Fine Arts Gallery Association, San Jose Historic Lankmarks Commission, and the San Jose Historical Museum.
October 22, 1972.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
80 S Market St, San Jose, California
St. Joseph’s was the first church of the Pueblo de San Jose. The original adobe structure was built on the present site in 1803. It was replaced by a second adobe in 1845, which in turn was replaced by a wooden building in 1869. After this structure was destroyed by fire in 1875, the present building was begun. Designed by architect Bryan J. Clinch, this grand edifice continues to house San Jose’s oldest seat of Christian worship.
“The HP Garage”
Birthplace Of Silicon Valley
This garage is the birthplace of the world’s first high-technology region, “Silicon Valley.” The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 976
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard Company, May 19, 1989.
San Jose’s Century 21, Century 22, Century 23 Dome Theaters are a classic site to locals. My mother told me about growing up near them and going there often. It was also known as Winchester 21 it is located just off Winchester Blvd across the street from the Winchester Mystery House.
Built by Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester, this unique structure includes many outstanding elements of Victorian architecture and fine craftsmanship. Construction began in 1884 and continued without interruption until Mrs. Winchester’s death in 1922. The continual building and remodeling created a 160-room house covering an area of six acres.