Historic Map - San José, CA - 1901

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San José, California. Population: 30,000. Copyright by N. J. Stone. Lith. Britton & Rey.

The city of San José was the first capital of California, and was incorporated as a city in 1850. It later grew to be the third largest city in California. This beautiful map provides a look back to the early beginnings of the city, long before it became known as "Silicon Valley." Also includes insets of the city's early buildings. Complete reference list below.

The following text is included on the map:

"The lines of the Southern Pacific reach all parts of California and the Pacific Coast. Its coast line is now complete and in operation, which places San José directly on one of the great Transcontinental Thoroughfares of the Nation."

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Santa Clara College, 1901.
  2. Santa Clara College in 1851.
  3. Hotel St. James.
  4. King's Conservatory of Music.
  5. Notre Dame Conservatory of Music.
  6. Notre Dame Hall.
  7. College of Notre Dame.
  8. University of the Pacific.
  9. San Jose Business College.
10. Trinity Episcopal Church.
11. Second Presbyterian Church.
12. Washburn College Preparatory School.
13. Hotel Vendome.14. Lick Observatory.
15. City Hall.
16. Post Office.
17. Santa Clara Valley.
18. Victory Theatre.
19. High School.
20. Normal School.
21. County Court House Hall of Records.
22. Private Residence, San Jose.
23. Santa Clara and First Sts.
24. San José Sanatarium and Home.
25. St. Joseph's Church and Academy.