Sunday, October 21, 2007

History Park in San Jose

Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Fair

Maggie, the Search Dog. Poor Maggie was thirsty so my friend and I gave her water to drink. Notice the wet floor.

This is a 237 foot replica of San Jose's first light tower. The hope was to make the night as bright as day in the downtown area. The original tower collapsed in 1915 after operating for 33 years.

O'Brien's Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Shop was founded in 1868 and the first place to service ice cream west of Detroit.

This is a replica of the original Pacific Hotel built in 1880 where rooms started at $1 per night.

This Associated Oil Gas Stations was built in 1927 when people started exchanging their horse carriages for the affordable automobiles.

I went to a Red Cross Disaster Preparedness fair this past weekend. It was held at the unique venue called History Park. Instead of being demolished, many historical buildings and landmarks throughout San Jose were moved or reconstructed at this 14 acre park to make it essentially a town of museums.

I have not been here in over 10 years and the place is always fun to visit and photograph. Above is just a few examples of the 27 landmarks I took with my camera phone.

- AV


Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That place looks cool :)

AVCr8teur said...

Knowing you and your new camera, you would probably never leave. :)