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San José City Landmarks

San Jose City Landmark
Tognozzi Building
City Landmark #
261-265 N. 1st St.
Architectural Style:
Queen Anne/Romanesque Revival
William D. Van Siclen

Swiss-born grocers Baptista G. Tognazzi and Camillo Togni commissioned this ornate Romanesque Revival commercial block in 1892 from noted local architect William D. Van Siclen, who also designed the St. James Hotel/Moir Building (City Landmark #19) a block to the south. Together with the Beatrice Building (City Landmark #76) next door, the Tognazzi Building anchors one of the last and best-preserved rows of nineteenth-century commercial architecture in San Jose. The building held a grocery store through at least the 1930s; today it is home to Trials Pub and a portion of Teske’s Germania restaurant and beer garden.

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