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


The Party Menu

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.

Bruschetta Bar:
Toasted crostini served with:

  • Heirloom Tomato and Basil
  • Eggplant Caponata
  • Truffled Mushroom and Shallot

Bourbon Glazed Meatballs

Grilled Eggplant & Arugula Chipotle Slider with a side of Napa Slaw

Shortrib Sliders

Chef’s selection of seasonal desserts

from Catered Too!
Fine Catering for Silicon Valley

Gala event for the Preservation Action Council - kick off the tour 
August 25, 6:30 PM at

1156 McKendrie St. San Jose 95126

Includes a tour ticket!

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.


at 1156 McKendrie St. San Jose 95126

Wolfe & Higgins architectural historic homes tour 2017