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Title
City Hall Park
Creator
Weidner, Charles (Photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
circa 1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Postcard Collection
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room: http://sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/contacts_index.htm
Description
View from the upper floors of San Jose City Hall looking north up Market Street. The city hall was located in the middle of Plaza Park, now known as Plaza de Cesar Chavez. In the foreground an individual is standing next to a drinking fountain topped by a statue of dentist Dr. Henry Cogswell. Dr. Cogswell donated these statues to towns across the United States in the hope they would encourage thirsty people to drink water rather than alcohol. On the right the yellow sandstone building with the clock tower is the San Jose Post Office. Beyond the post office is St. Joseph's Cathedral with its dome and twin spires. Further down Market Street is the Electric Light Tower which stood at the corner of Market and Santa Clara Streets. There are a number of horses and carriages in the street.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner as a 600 dpi TIFF image and 16-bit RGB color. Compressed to JPEG format using Photoshop CS2.
Extent
3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjplpc/id/172
Language
English
Subject
Parks
Post offices
Sculpture
Towers
Churches
Streets
Carriages & coaches
Place
San Jose
California
Source
Historic Postcard Collection

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