Preserving San Jose's Heritage

A 1911 hotel's journey from abandonment to rehabilitation shows how imagination, vision, and firm leadership can make it happen.
August 23, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The rehabilitation is, properly, not a pure restoration to the original 1911 design. But the Montgomery is a solid piece of design whose proportions, siting, and craftsmen's touches grace the city. With a bold mayor willing to take a chance and a savvy and imaginative developer who saw a valuable asset where everyone else saw an abandoned building, a beautiful and significant piece of San Jose has been saved for the future. We would be poorer if we had lost it."

Thanks to Sharon Tucker

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Published on Sunday, August 22, 2004 in The Mercury News
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