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Alviso Historic District

San Jose City, Santa Clara County, CA

Alviso, now annexed to the City of San Jose, is a National Register Historic District and a California Point of Historic Interest. Historically, Alviso is one of the oldest towns in the County. It once was expected to be a great city. Alviso was the major commercial shipping point for the entire south county until the late 1800s because of its location on San Francisco Bay. The town was almost totally deserted, however, after the railroads diverted travel in 1865. Incorporated in 1852, Alviso is the site of the Bayside Cannery and the South Bay Yacht Club (1896). Because of its atmosphere resembling a small delta town and because of many of the old early town structures are still in existence, the character of Alviso is unique. [Your Old House: Guide for Preserving San Jose Homes, City of San Jose, 2003, www.sanjose.gov, accessed January, 2012.]

Street Names
Catherine Street • El Dorado Street • Elizabeth Street • Gold Street • Hope Street • Mills Street • Moffat Street • Taylor Street North