aesthetics of our neighborhood
by the Association
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
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.
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:
For a guide to historic home styles found in North Willow Glen, go here.