San Jose History
Wolfe & Higgins - Citywide Architectural Home Tour
Eight Beautiful 1920s Spanish Revival Works by the Architectural firm of Wolfe & Higgins
August 26, 2017
Join us Friday, August 25, 6:30PM for the pre-tour gala party at a William Higgins San Jose City landmark not on the tour! Click here for more information.
Tour detals here: www.wolfeandhigginstour.com
Successful PAC*SJ Rummage Sale (March 3rd and 4th)Thanks to all of our volunteers and shoppers for making the PAC*SJ Rummage Sale a successful event!
PACSJ board member and tireless Clock Tower spokesman was recently interviewed about the subject on Channel KMVT, community TV. View John's interview here.
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.
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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.
Sign the petition now: Watch for more information as the campaign to Save the Domes moves forward.
You can sign up for email notifications on the city web site:
"The City of San Jose is committed to providing the information and 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."
OK, Smokey didn't say that. But PACSJ may need a fire prevention mascot of its 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 complaint 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 -
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