I have focused on preserving Santa Clara County’s history throughout my career. In the past two years alone, I have led the Board of Supervisors to unanimously grant historic status to both the Cambrian Carousel and the Burbank Theater sign and marquee. The Orchard Supply Hardware sign, in all its neon glory, needs to be preserved by the City of San Jose as a visual reminder of the breathtaking transformation our community has undergone in a single lifetime.
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Last night, the Buena Vista Neighborhood passed a resolution to support formally ask the City of San Jose and the D6 office to take action to preserve the historic neon sign that has hung in front of the original Orchard Supply Hardware storefront. More than a thousand people have also recognized the significance of the sign and the role that OSH has played in San Jose's history and want to preserve this piece of nostalgia for future generations. For more information visit: h
The Burbank Theater has been a landmark on Bascom Avenue for more than half a century. Sadly, it has fallen on hard times in recent decades, with some past dubious uses and a run-down appearance. I worry that a future owner may want to level the entire building to redevelop the property. That’s why I was so heartened on June 19, when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my proposal to add the theater to the County’s Heritage Resource Inventory.
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Have you heard about the Members of the Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley; it's a non-profit organization, whose members share an interest in the older buildings of our community, especially turn-of-the-century homes. Whether your interest is Gothic Revival, Italianate, Eastlake, Stick, Queen Anne, Classic Revival, or the humble Craftsman bungalow, you’ll find plenty of friends and information w hen you join their club. They embrace ALL vintage archite