#434:  Site of "City Gardens" - Nursery of Louis Pellier

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100 block of W St James St, San Jose





A state plaque exists. Because of the extensive construction and renovation of the area, and the removal of the former park, the plaques are in storage (as of 2018).


The sign in the photos here has also been removed due to roadwork.

From the Guidebook:

Pellier, native of Saint-Hippolyte, France and founder of California's prune industry, came to California in 1849. In October 1850 he established a nursery called City Gardens. Here, aided by his brothers Pierre and Jean, who came over from France at a later date, he introduced the French prune-la petite prune d'Agen-into California during the winter of 1856-57.

©2009 David Schmitt