The Umbarger HouseSan Jose, California
The Umbarger House exemplifies
the fine craftsmanship and intricate decoration common to homes of the era.
The ornate design gracing the exterior of the Umbarger home is today generally
termed "gingerbread" or carpenter's "Gothic," since it was usually the
carpenter's task to laboriously produce an original and hand cut decorative
David Umberger, an early pioneer in San Jose built the house in
the 1870's at 2662 S. First St. The house passed through several hands in this
century and has been commonly known as the Holt house after David Holt, a
prohibition resort owner who owned the house for several decades.
In August 1970, the home was moved to the San Jose Historical Museum,
located at 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose. The home interior has been restored
with period antiques and furnishings.
For current Historical Museum hours,
prices and schedule of special events, call (408) 287-2290.
Tour Inside the Umbarger House
Umbarger House Sketch
Winner of obverse design for Year 2002 Medal struck by the San Jose Coin Club.
(P.O. Box 5621. San Jose, Ca. 95170)
Umbarger House Medal now available for sale in bronze (bright and antique) and silver.
For more information write to the San Jose Coin Club at P.O. Box 5621, San Jose, CA 95150.
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