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Sat, May 13


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Scheile Alameda Park Walking Tour

Saturday, May 13: 10am-12:00pm

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Scheile Alameda Park Walking Tour
Scheile Alameda Park Walking Tour

Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meeting location provided before tour

About The Event

The PAC*SJ Walking tour of the Schiele Subdivision and Alameda Park tells the story of a historic San José neighborhood located less than a mile and a half from downtown, between The Alameda and Stockton Avenues. The tour will be led by Krista Van Laan and Kay Gutknecht, authors of the 2022 book, Schiele Subdivision and Alameda Park: History, Architecture, and Preservation in a San José Neighborhood.

The neighborhood was originally part of the Stockton Ranch. Founded in 1849, the Ranch was the site of much of San José’s original agricultural development. In 1888, hotel owner and councilmember Charles Schiele created a namesake subdivision along what is today Schiele Avenue.

In 1922, Anthony Maderis developed a tract called Alameda Park on the surrounding land. Today, those two subdivisions are combined into one overlapping neighborhood with a strong community and charming architecture.

The north side of Schiele Avenue is full of original Victorian homes including eight by Theodore Lenzen, who was San José‘s most important architect in the late 1800s. The Alameda Park portion of the neighborhood consists of Period Revival houses designed mostly by some of the best builders in San José.

Space is limited and advanced reservations required; meeting location to be provided prior to tour.


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