St. James Park, San Jose

St. James Park, San Jose

St. James Park spans 6.8 acres in Downtown San Jose and dates to 1848. One of the park's oldest landmarks is a monument to president William McKinley, dating back to 1903. The sculpture stands on a granite pedestal and is crafted of bronze. There is also a brass cannon that stands at the monument's foot.

There are memorials to Robert F. Kennedy and Henry Morris Naglee within the park as well. A replica of a fountain that originally stood in the park in 1885 is also here. Although this fountain is non-functional, it features the design of the original structure.

The st. James Square Historic District that this park is part of received National Register of Historic Places status in 1979. Some of the adjacent properties include St. James Episcopal Church, dating to 1863. Other noteworthy buildings nearby include the Old Courthouse, the Post Office, and the Eagles Club.

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Sight Name: St. James Park
Sight Location: San Jose, USA (See walking tours in San Jose)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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