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Palm Haven

This area consists of the Palm Haven neighborhood of Willow Glen and several adjacent streets including Bird and Coe Avenues. Palm Haven includes many homes from the 1930s and 1940s, and has been noted as a significant neighborhood for its excellence of design layout which has been tied together by the planting of palm trees along all the streets. The most impressive street is Palm Haven Avenue itself, bisected lengthwise by a grassy median planted with a row of palms and ending at a plaza with a triangular, grassy park area.

The north side of the intersection of Plaza and Coe Avenue is marked by a gateway leading into the subdivision. The residence immediately east of this gate was probably a model home judging from the similarity of design elements. Many of the homes of this early twentieth-century subdivision were architect-designed, attesting to the neighborhood's prominence within what was then the town of Willow Glen. This neighborhood does not appear to be threatened by development or zoning, yet its identification as an important cultural resource within San Jose should be recognized.

Located adjacent to Palm Haven are several smaller areas which contain a variety of important architectural resources which have been identified. Of particular concern are a number of important architecturally significant residences on Bird Avenue.

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