The Paulson House is a
Queen Anne-style residence that was built in the 1890's. It was
moved to History Park San Jose in 1986 to make room for the Children's
Discovery Museum. This house was originally located on Prevost
Street near Auzerais and San Carlos Streets.
Mr. Paulson built his home
in 1889. His mode of transportation was to ride his bicycle carrying
his tools. The front door was hand -carved by Mr. Paulson and
still exists today. Mrs. Paulson's sewing room still sits off
the back porch. A member of the Paulson family attended an event
at HSJ and walked through the house with Jerry Rosenthal. She
shared all her memories of growing up in the house and the neighborhood.
It wis special to realize that Mrs. Jackson's square grand piano
is sitting exactly where the Paulson's piano sat for years.
first arrives at
in San Jose
of History San Jose
California Pioneers of Santa
Clara County, working with History San José and the city,
negotiated to occupy and restore this wonderful house to make
it the primary location of their operations. The goal is to exhibit
and make available to the public on a regular basis various furnishings,
works of art and other historical materials now in possession
of the Pioneers. With generous help from Barry and Case Swenson,
their construction firms, and some of the proceeds from the sale
of the Jackson Ranch to the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation,
the Paulson House has been rehabilitated.
2005 -- Paulson House before
Being located in a public
park, in a beautifully restored original San Jose home, gives
the Pioneers a viable platform to encourage interest, and hopefully
membership, in the Society. It visually displays that the Pioneers
will treasure and will share with future generations what is
donated to them. The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County
are now grounded and committed to serving the community with
the preservation of historical places and materials.
Dedication for the partnerships
and renovation was June 25, 2005, [ click here ]
Make a pledge
towards the upkeep of the Paulson House
[ click here ]
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