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The Endangered 8: 2023 

San José's Most Threatened Architectural and Cultural Landmarks

Sam's Downtown Feed


759 W. San Carlos Street


Built c. 1925





When Sam’s Downtown Feed shuttered at the end of 2022, customers from across the region mourned the loss of this 36-year-old legacy business with a living connection to San Jose’s fading agricultural past. Now the handsome brick Mission Revival warehouse that housed it, originally constructed c. 1925 as the H.C. Jung Feed Store, is being marketed for sale as a tear-down. Located at the foot of the San Carlos Street Viaduct just west of downtown, other buildings on the block have been creatively repurposed as retail, restaurant, and event spaces— a far better alternative than demolition for maintaining the distinctive character of this important gateway neighborhood.

Learn More and Take Action!

  • Watch KTVU coverage of Sam's closure in late 2022.

  • See how another historic building on the same block, the James Grain Warehoue, was recently transformed into a new events venue.

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