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Peralta Adobe - Fallon House Historic Site
175 W St John Street, San Jose, CA 95112
The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San Jose. The adobe was built in 1797, and is named after Luis María Peralta, its most famous resident. Purchased by the City of San Jose in 1966, the adobe building was restored, and the surrounding park completed, in 1976. It is now a historic house museum, available for tours by appointment. The Thomas and Carmel Fallon House, located across the street, was the home of Thomas Fallon, the tenth mayor of San Jose. It was built in 1855 in the Victorian style.
The properties, on San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose, are operated by the local nonprofit History San José.
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