Blogs: Local History

  • Looking Back: A Mansion of a Native SonSenator James D. Phelan's Villa Montalvo

    Villa Montalvo is the former residence of California businessman and politician James Duval Phelan. Taken between 1915-1902, this photo illustrates the estate's grandeur, but also how little it has changed since its construction.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:42 PM | Comments: 0
  • Santa Clara County History: Digital CollectionsA View of the Electric Light Tower

    Interested in historic images of Santa Clara County? The San Jose Public Library's California Room and SJSU Special Collections and University Archives share a database of images from their collections.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 5:35 PM | Comments: 0