Monterey history photo collection

California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Mr. Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist

San Jose Light tower, California Views
Looking West down Santa Clara Street, San Jose, Calif.
Photo Accession CV # 93-019-0001
5x7 film negative
By Henry J. Durgin, Photos Circa 1905

San Jose Electric Light Tower, 1881-1915

San Jose pictorial collection

San Jose Electric Light Tower was constructed in 1881 by J. J. Owen, editor and publisher of the San Jose Daily Mercury and spanned the intersection of Market and Santa Clara Streets. It was 237 feet tall and weighted 15 tons. It was blown over in a big wind storm on December 13th of 1915.
This photo was used by Jack Douglas for the cover of his book Historical Footnotes of Santa Clara Valley, published in 1993 by the San Jose Historical Museum Association.
We also have photos of the old San Jose Post Office on Market Street, Plaza Park, Lick Observatory, The Henry Miller residence on Bloomfield farm, Alumn Rock Park and other views of and around Santa Clara County.

Over 200 photographs of San Jose and over 477 photos of Santa Clara County.
and over 250 by Henry J. Durgin of the Santa Clara Valley, Yosemite Valley and the Monterey area.
Please Click to see more San Jose photos and over 100 Searchable California Photo galleries with over 1500 photos
Prints are available in Sepia from 11x14 to 40x60 inches.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and one-time editorial use.
Please keep checking back as we will be adding more galleries
This page was last updated on May 1, 2016
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California Views Photo Archives
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