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Willow Glen Trestle

Two pieces of good news:

1. The Santa Clara Superior Court today issued a preliminary injunction stopping the City from demolishing the trestle while the court case is proceeding.

2. The City lost the lawsuit it filed against the State Historical Resources Commission last year in San Francisco. The City sued the State of California to undo the Commission’s listing of the trestle in the California Register of Historical Resources in 2017. The judgment signed today against the City means that the historic listing will remain intact and final, confirming its historic qualifications that the City has contested for years.

OSH Sign Restoration

When Orchard Supply Hardware closed last fall, community members immediately and overwhelmingly expressed interest in preserving and finding a home for the large 1950s OSH neon sign, which had been installed on San Carlos Street. Through the efforts of many, the sign was delivered to the History San José warehouse earlier this year.  

The plan is to have the sign professionally restored by Arrow Sign of Hayward and installed adjacent the OSH boxcar in History Park. The location parallel to Senter Road will allow both those inside the Park and those outside driving by a great view!  We will be raising funds for this Fund-A-Need project at our Valley of Hearts Delight event on June 22 (see details in the events section). Please join us!   

Past PAC*SJ Board member Jo Drechsler passed away Sunday October 22, 2006. Jo loved old houses, old buildings, old wood...

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