The Endangered 8: 

San José's Most Threatened Architectural and Cultural Landmarks of 2022

Graves House

Location:

4146 Mitzi Drive

Date:

Built 1868

Architect:

N/A

Threat:

Neglect

This rare surviving Italianate farmhouse in West San José was built in 1868 by Sylvester and Kate Graves at the center of what was once a sprawling prune, apricot, and peach orchard. Today, a stalled 40-unit apartment proposal on the surrounding parcel has left the building prone to chronic trespassing, vandalism, arson, and accelerated deterioration. Without immediate intervention and a viable security plan, the building may soon deteriorate beyond repair—a tragic and avoidable fate for a once-grand and still-salvageable homestead.

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