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Newton Jackson House
  • Newton Jackson House
circa 1894

This charming 1 1/2 story residence was constructed as a version of the Queen Anne cottage style called "Stripped Queen Anne" due to the lack of much of the detailing that characterizes the Queen Anne style. The roof consists of a central truncated hipped section with two offset gables and is further distinguished by a boxed cornice, projected eave and plain frieze. The facade gable is pedimental in form with pronounced gable returns covering an angled bay window. A low-hipped front porch supported by carved turned posts further defines the facade. A hull's eye window decorates the facade's corner, and a carved sunburst panel highlights the facade bay. Also serving as a side entrance, a squared bay is located on the home's east side.

Newton Jackson had the house built in 1893 while he and his new bride, Mary, honeymooned in Chicago and attended the World's Fair hosted by that city. Originally employed as a janitor for the Hall of Records in San Jose, he had become an orchardist by the early 1900s. For over 30 years Newton resided here and, following his death in the late 1920's, his widow continued to live in their home until her death in the early 1930's. After WWII the house was used to board ex-GI’s attending Santa Clara University. In 1996 the house was used in a TV movie, The Man Next Door.