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We were approved again this year to host a chapter of this worldwide event.
Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments.
We are doing a historic walk of downtown San Jose, beginning at Peralta Adobe, the oldest structure in San Jose. We will meet a few doors away at B2 (Bellano) Coffee to gather together and get our scavenger hunt lists.
We will proceed to Peralta Adobe and possibly a tour ($5 fee), then move on to our next location. Sally will choose a handful of historic sites within the vicinity for us to photograph.
This event is open to ALL - I use my iPhone because I love iPhoneography. So bring your professional camera gear, your point-and-shoot, your Polaroid. It doesn't matter - what matters is that we have FUN.
I'll scope out parking in the next few weeks.
Still putting together the list of historic sites, but here are some architectural gems in the area:
Late 19th-century buildings
Oddfellows Building, 1883 (Italianate)
La Rosa Pharmacy, 1870
Letitia Building, 1890
Security Building, 1892 (Romanesque Revival)
Oddfellows Building, San Jose
Early 20th century
Landmark Square, 1907
Bank of America building, 1926 — San Jose's first skyscraper, at thirteen stories
Jose Theater (Mission Revival)
"El Paseo" shopping block, 1920s (Spanish Colonial Revival)