San Jose History
Thursday and Friday, 7/31
& 8/1 -
7AM to dusk, Saturday, 8/2 - 7AM to
260 South 13th Street, San Jose, 95112
4 front yards of
Furniture, Garden Art and Housewares! Furnish an
apartment! Make a quilt! Improve your wardrobe!
Dress up your house with authentic doors and windows!
We have it all at the Summer Garage Sale: end tables, table
lamps, old doors, lots of housewares and knick knacks, small
appliances, vintage clothes and yards of fabric, rustic wood and rusted
metal farm stuff, shell back 50’s metal chairs, Mission style rocking
chair, oak book cases, old dressers and mirrors, collectible
kitchen stuff, afghans, sheets, king size bed and bedding, LPs, books
and lots more...
All proceeds benefit the Preservation Action Council of San Jose. For information, to volunteer or to donate, contact Patt at www.donations @preservation.org..
Tour five Wolfe & McKenzie residences, open for the first time. Frank D. Wolfe and Charles McKenzie were prominent San Jose architects who partnered between 1899 and 1910 and defined the residential character of their time and place and influenced the style of many homes built in Santa Clara Valley.
Tickets: $25 for existing and new PAC*SJ members. $35 Non-members. After August 15, 2014 all tickets and at the door: $40. Individual PAC*SJ membership is $40 per year.
Kick-off Party: Friday, August 22, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, San Jose Enjoy a rare opportunity for an exclusive preview tour of the 1907 Bogen/Bonetti house. The party includes beverages from local wineries, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and brief chats with local experts on restoration and adaptive re-use of the homes. Includes a ticket to the next day’s tour. Please reserve your spot by August 20. Space is limited. Party (includes tour): PACSJ Members $110 ~ Non-members $125.
Two Honorable Mentions:
To view all the finalists’ photographs visit www.sjhistoricalphoto.com
PAC*SJ and the SJ Historic Landmarks Commission thanks the judges, the sponsors and the Photo Contest Committee, Chair May Yam, Gayle Frank, Charles DiLisio and Josh Marcotte for a successful and rewarding event that celebrates historic preservation in San Jose.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Big Dog Vineyards, Content Magazine, Keeble & Shuchat Photography, Richard Dischler Photo Workshops, SanDisk, San Jose water Company, The Schoennauer Company, Southern Lumber Company, and Whole Foods.
Thank you donors, shoppers and volunteers!
Wow, this is the most PAC*SJ has ever earned during its neighborhood yard sale! Thanks to the generosity of Naglee Park neighbors and PAC*SJ members as well as strangers looking for a trusted organization to gift their family heirlooms, this sale was huge with many treasures. The Stickley reproduction couch, Shaker hutch, Captiva sailboat, vintage clocks, entire estate of furniture and housewares, collection of Barbie memorabilia and the expected and amazing assortment of donations left on my porch in the dead of night made this a very exciting sale.
Tentative dates for the Summer 2014 Sale: July 31-2nd
Patt Curia Preservation Action Council of SJ
You may know that the Century Theatres on Winchester are at risk of being demolished as the City explores possibilities to redevelop the site.
Along with our friends at the Retro Dome/Guggenheim Entertainment, we have launched an online petition asking our City leaders to preserve one or all of the Domes and direct the new developer to incorporate the Dome(s) into any proposed development.
Join the many Silicon Valley residents in favor of preserving these historically significant venues. We believe the Domes should be saved and reused, and incorporated into any development proposal. One example of reuse would be preserving Century 22 to provide a home to The Retro Dome, which occupied a sister Dome on Saratoga Avenue but was recently displaced when plans were announced to demolish the former Century 25. A wonderfully historic building would be saved from the wrecking ball and The Retro Dome would be reborn and serve as a home to multiple Silicon Valley-based performing arts groups.
Sign the petition now: Watch for more information as the campaign to Save the Domes moves forward.
The movement to restore the Clock Tower of the San
Jose Museum of Art to its original height is picking up steam.
The clock and the tower of former San Jose Post Office
building were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The
restoration, begun in 1908, intended to rebuild the original tower was
cut short - A new clock was installed in a shorter tower but the full
restoration of the tower's height was not completed. Check
out why the clock and the tower are so special to the history
of San Jose, and what you can do to get involved.
You can sign up for email notifications on the city web site:
"The City of San Jose is committed to providing the
opportunities to encourage residents and other interested parties to
follow development activity in their community and to actively
participate in the land use development process.
To this end the City offers an email subscription service where by you
can be informed of recently submitted development applications in your
community. if you sign up for this service, you will receive an email
informing you that the Planning Division has received a development or
permit application located within a given geographic area that you
select. This service provides notification on most planning permits. If
you would like to be noticed via email, choose subscribe and it will
take you to the registration process."
Here's the link: www.sjpermits.org/permits/general/emailform.asp
OK. Smokey didn't say that, but PACSJ may need a
mascot of it's own soon. Help prevent the loss of even
more historic structures to fire and vandalism by helping the City
enforce its Vacant Building Ordinance. File an online
on the City's website.
Start here: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/codeEnforcement/
On the left side under "Online Services" click on "Submit an Online Blight Complaint." From there fill out the appropriate information. If enough people file complaints maybe the City will pay attention and work harder to protect these historic resources.
Explore historical downtown San Jose - One
smartphone = 3 walking tours! SJPL has created three walking tours of
downtown San Jose that you can take using your smartphone and your
feet! Go to www.scanjose.org
to see images from the California Room
Collection while standing at the locations that the photographs were
taken. Think of it as a time machine in the palm of your hand!
There are three tours to choose from:
A Walk Around the Plaza - takes you on a loop around Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Tragedies and Calamities - a no holds barred look at some of the tragic events in San Jose history
Old Santa Clara Street - highlights some of the great architecture that has sprung up and come down over the years.
PAC-SJ is looking for a few qualified applicants to be considered for openings on our Board. Help us pursue our mission of preserving the architectural heritage of San Jose and help educate homeowners, developers, and decision-makers about the importance of historic preservation