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Palm Haven, California (Images of America Series)

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In 1917, it was not San Jose, California, but a small residential subdivision at its southern edge called Palm Haven that incorporated itself as an independent city. Patterned after the popular residence parks of the day, it boasted palm tree-lined streets, entrances marked by decorative pillars, its own trolley stop, and a grassy central plaza planted with trees. But it was Palm Haven's independence that attracted a remarkable mix of business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors, and artists and ...
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Overview


In 1917, it was not San Jose, California, but a small residential subdivision at its southern edge called Palm Haven that incorporated itself as an independent city. Patterned after the popular residence parks of the day, it boasted palm tree-lined streets, entrances marked by decorative pillars, its own trolley stop, and a grassy central plaza planted with trees. But it was Palm Haven's independence that attracted a remarkable mix of business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors, and artists and independent thinkers. They advised US presidents, introduced broccoli to the American diet, and left a mark on local, regional, and national history that resonates today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467130486
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 944,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Uncovering the transcendent rise of this uncommon neighborhood are residents Michael Borbely and Brian Hoffman. Borbely, a residential designer and builder studied in architectural history, was first president of the Palm Haven Restoration Committee, overseeing restoration of Palm Haven's historic streetscape. A contributor in development of San Jose's guide to preserving historic homes and feature author for American Bungalow magazine, Borbely continues writing locally. Brian Hoffman brings a passion and research skills to the book that spring from his childhood in historic Wyoming County, New York.
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