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Charles "Doc" Herrold Building, Downtown San Jose
Historic Marker #74
Charles David "Doc" Herrold (November 16, 1875 – July 1, 1948) was an American inventor and pioneer radio broadcaster, who began experimenting with audio radio transmissions in 1909. Beginning in 1912 he apparently became the first person to make entertainment broadcasts on a regular schedule, from his station in San Jose, California.
|460 South Market Street|
Market Street Facade of the Doc Herrold Building.
460 South Market Street
San Jose, CA.
1st Street Facade of the
Historic "Doc" Herrold Building
455 South 1st Street
|460-480 South Market Street Facade|
|455-467 South 1st Street|
Core Companies will develop a 24 story apartment building on this key corner of San Jose's SoFA District. The developer is working with architects and preservationist to incorporate the historic aspects of this building into the new designs
|Architects Rendering of the proposed 24 story Gateway Towers|
1st Church of Christ Scientist, Downtown San Jose...
was designed by one of California's most famous architects, Willis Polk (1867-1924). The entrance to the church features four fluted ionic columns and the interior is in the shape of a Greek cross. There is a 45' by 14' lobby that leads to a large 62'x 62' main auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 people. A 45' dome sits above the central space and 58 Corinthian plasters embellish the interior. The space is surrounded by windows, 16' from the floor. The 1st Church is listed as a "contributing structure" to the St. James Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|1st Church of Christ Scientist|
Built in 1904
Barry Swenson Builders, owners of the property, will be restoring the 1st Church of Christ Scientist to its original 1905 splendor. As you can see from some of these photos, this won't be an easy task.
|Damage to Ceiling/Dome|
The damage to the building includes everything from the intricate wall moldings and massive holes in the walls to uneven floors.
Classic Moldings and Pillars
Beautiful, classic crown moldings, fluted, decorative wall pillars dominate the interior of the church. All are required to be restored to their original condition.
|Damage to Walls, Moldings and Windows|
in the Balcony of the 1st Church
The traditional methods used to restore the intricately detailed moldings on the ceilings, and decorative pillars are the same tried and true methods that have been used for a hundred years; create a plaster mold, by hand, that can be used to replicate the specific damaged item, part or section.
For the first time in their preservation process, BSB is using laser scanning technology to digitally document the building to assist in the reproduction of damaged moldings as well as a host of other uses.
|Rendering of BSB's Park View Towers|
At the intersection of Art-Design-Engineering-Technology