The Nelson-DeLuz House

The Nelson-DeLuz House (HMZ7T)

Location: San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County
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N 37° 19.156', W 121° 51.449'

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The Nelson-DeLuz House was constructed about 1905 at the southeast corner of William and 11th Streets. It is a typical middle class home of transitional architecture with neoclassic features. It bears a striking similarity to the published plans of the architects Wolfe and McKenzie. The local firm is known to have designed a number of homes in San Jose in a variety of styles at the time the Nelson-DeLuz house was constructed.

The restoration plan for the building has been based on research and careful examination of the structure. With a few exceptions the historic structure and its decorative elements have been retained. It has been repainted in the earliest color scheme. The back porch has been modified to provide accessibility.

In 1919 John and Etta Nelson purchased the house and moved in with their four children. Mr. Nelson worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and the children attended San Jose schools. The house remained in the Nelson family until it came to the Museum in 1987 as a bequest from Kristena DeLuz to the San Jose Historical Museum Association. A long time volunteer at the Museum, Kristena was particularly interested in the textile collection. Because of this interest, the building was selected to house textile exhibits and related programs.
Gail Boetcher; Barbara Conley; City of San Jose; Kristena Nelson DeLuz; Garden City Construction; Margaret Gylling Beques; Leah Jones Bequest; Craig Mineweaser; Rotary Club of San Jose, Inc. Endowment; Ruth and Going, Inc.; San Jose Historical Association; San Jose Historical Museum Volunteers and Southern Lumber Company

This sign made possible through a grant from Questers Amapola Chapter 864
HM NumberHMZ7T
Placed BySan Jose Historical Museum Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 601231 N 4130902
Decimal Degrees37.31926667, -121.85748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.156', W 121° 51.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 9.36" N, 121° 51' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)408, 209, 415, 650, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 655-699 Phelan Ave, San Jose CA 95112, US
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