NO. 416 EDWIN MARKHAM HOME - 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.
LOCATION OF THE HOUSE: Kelley Park (History Park), 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose ORIGINAL SITE OF THE HOUSE: 432 S. 8th St, San Jose
The entrance to History Park is located at 635 Phelan Avenue in Kelley Park. City parking is available for $6. Note that the Markham House has been repainted from yellow to green.