Downtown San Jose


Above is The Peralta Adobe; worth learning about. The oldest building in San Jose, the last remaining from our original pueblo homes, hand built in 1797 by its first occupant. Perhaps it should be called the Jose Manuel Gonzales Adobe. Jose Manuel Gonzales built the house, was a member of the Anza expedition, an Apache Native American, one of the founders of the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe (San Jose’s original name in 1777), the second Mayor of San Jose, and the first resident and builder of this Adobe which is the oldest building in our city. Very interesting article about it here. And you can sit right by it with a pizza and a beer to ponder it, as it is preserved in the outdoor area of the San Pedro Square Market.

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