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Wolfe & Higgins: Master Architects of the Spanish Revival by Krista Van Laan
Mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and bountiful food stations with wine and soft drinks.
Antipasto: An array of local and European cheeses, charcuterie, fresh and dried fruit, grilled, pickled and marinated vegetables, assorted cured and stuffed olives, roasted and candied nuts served with gourmet bread sticks, crackers, and crostini.
Toasted crostini served with:
Bourbon Glazed Meatballs
Grilled Eggplant & Arugula Chipotle Slider with a side of Napa Slaw
Chef’s selection of seasonal desserts
from Catered Too!
Fine Catering for Silicon Valley
The Gala has been sold out.
Support the Preservation Action Council of San Jose by attending our gala event the night before the Wolfe & Higgins citywide homes tour. Held in a 1916 house designed by William Ernest Higgins before he partnered with Frank Wolfe, this is one of only four known buildings still standing that are the work of William Higgins.
THIS HOUSE WILL NOT BE ON THE TOUR! Friday night is the only chance to see the inside of the stunning Gross-Low "honeymoon house."
The Dutch Colonial Revival style was a favorite of architect William Higgins and one he worked in when he could throughout the Wolfe & Higgins years. The Gross-Low house today has preserved its original interior elements, including many of the William Higgins signature features that became integral parts of the Wolfe & Higgins style.
Commissioned by the wealthy merchant family of Stella and Frederick Gross for the wedding of their son Wilmer to his Stanford classmate Dorothy Davy, the house was completed by the time the newlyweds returned from their honeymoon. The young couple, with a seemingly bright future, never got to live out their dreams in this house. Wilmer died in World War I, little more than a year later, and Dorothy sold the house to David Low, founder of the Pratt-Low Cannery.
FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 25 6:30-10:00 PM
at 1156 McKendrie St. San Jose 95126
MASTER ARCHITECTS OF THE SPANISH REVIVAL