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Preserving the
aesthetics of our neighborhood
by the Association
February 2004

February 2004:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
recommends action in San Jose's
historic neighborhoods

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Charming bungalows with historic architecture, old schools and community centers and small businesses with inter-esting pasts make up the fabric and character of neighborhoods. These should be preserved along with the more impressive downtown landmarks, team members said.

The "teardown epidemic" is wiping out neighborhoods
across the nation one home at a time, the Trust's Web site warns.

The National Trust team, brought to San Jose by Preservation Action Council of San Jose through a $20,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and $20,000 from the city, praised such city efforts as "Your Old House," a guide for home preservation available to the public, but suggested the city also might want to sponsor workshops.
(To read about SJ Preservation, go here)

The National Trust team urged San Jose to realize the asset value of its historic neighborhoods, and to become strategic in its approach to preservation, instead of reactive. First step for North Willow Glen:
of neighborhood homes.

For a guide to historic home styles found in North Willow Glen, go here.

Copyright 2003