MASTER ARCHITECTS OF THE SPANISH REVIVAL

ABOUT THE TOUR

THE PRESERVATION ACTION COUNCIL OF SAN JOSE presents its third city-wide open homes architectural  tour of the work of Frank Delos Wolfe. In late 1917, Wolfe, and later his son Carl, partnered with architect William Ernest Higgins. Wolfe & Higgins' signature style was sumptuously decorative Spanish Revival, characterized by red tile roofs, triple arched windows, and ornate door surrounds. The firm produced hundreds of buildings throughout the Santa Clara Valley until its end in 1931.

Eight breathtaking 1920s Spanish Revival houses are open August 26, 10:00-4:00, most for the first time, in the historic San José neighborhoods of Willow Glen, Hanchett Park, and more for this citywide architectural tour. Tickets are on sale NOW for this not-to-be-missed event.

Don't miss this opportunity to take in the work of San José's master architects and get an exclusive peek at the style that shaped San Jose in the 1920s--all while supporting the work of the Preservation Action Council of San Jose.

We're kicking off the tour the night before with a party at one of the only houses designed by William Ernest Higgins before he partnered with Wolfe. Support preservation and enjoy delicious food, drink, entertainment, wonderful company AND THE PRICE INCLUDES A TOUR TICKET! All in the beautiful Gross-Low house, a San José City Landmark. This house is not on the tour! Learn more...

Tickets are on sale now- AUGUST 26, 2017 - San Jose city-wide architectural historic open home tour
Eight beautiful 1920s Spanish Revival historic houses and buildings from the firm of Wolfe & Higgins

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ARCHITECTS FRANK DELOS WOLFE AND WILLIAM ERNEST HIGGINS

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO...

San José architect Frank Wolfe, already well known in California for his innovative Prairie-style residential designs, partnered with his son Carl Wolfe and William Ernest Higgins to form what would become one of the most prolific architectural firms of its time. Early adopters of the Spanish Revival style that swept California in the 1920s, the firm of Wolfe & Higgins lasted only fourteen years but in that short time produced more than 500 homes, commercial buildings, and institutional buildings. Among these are some of the most recognizable architectural landmarks in Northern California and some of the most beautiful houses in San José.  
Buy your tickets now for the Wolfe & Higgins architectural open homes tour on August 26.

Wolfe & Higgins architectural historic homes tour 2017