#0416 Edwin Markham Home


#0416 Edwin Markham Home

Site information:

Original site is at 432 S. 8th St, San Jose

37.333003, -121.878027

Relocated home location: History Park, 1600 Senter Rd, San Jose


Access to the home is restricted to History Park operating hours.

Plaque information:

Private plaque located at original site. No plaque at the relocated home.

Plaque text:

Site of Edwin Markham Home

Where the poet lived 1869-1889.  It now stands at the rear.  Preserved by Poet Laureate Bland, Markham Landmark Assoc., and Associated Students of San Jose State College.

Placed by the Edwin Markham Poetry Society 1937

OHP description:

Markham was born at Oregon City April 23, 1852 and later moved to a cattle ranch near Suisun. Later he and his mother moved to San Jose, and Markham entered the State Normal School, from which he graduated in 1872. Markham lived and taught school in many places but made this home his main residence, and it was here that he wrote The Man with the Hoe.

Registered 1/6/1949