Wolfe & Higgins architectural historic homes tour 2017


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


EXCLUSIVE PRE-TOUR GALA IN a San Jose City Landmark, the gross-low house DEsigned by William Ernest Higgins

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.