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Naglee Park is a residential neighborhood near downtown San Jose, California and San Jose State University. The general boundaries of the neighborhood are Santa Clara Street, 11th Street, Interstate 280, and Coyote Creek. The local high school is San Jose High Academy.

Much of the Naglee Park neighborhood was developed on the grounds of the estate of Civil War Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee. The Naglee estate was famous for its gardens and vineyards. In 1902, nearly 20 years after General Naglee's death, the estate was subdivided to form the Naglee Park neighborhood. Many of the homes were constructed in the early 1900s, but few are built before 1906 because of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. These houses were built for many early Santa Clara Valley professionals and have historical significance. One of the most beautiful streets in the entire city, South 16th St. south of Williams St., also lies within this neighborhood. Originally planned as "Naglee Terrace," this section of 16th St. features elegant homes on a terrace overlooking William Street Park.

In the 1950s through 1970s, the neighborhood was heavily impacted by growth of the University and downtown. Many of the larger homes were converted into apartments or board and care facilities. During the 1990s and 2000s, however, the neighborhood has experienced a revival, with many of the converted homes being fixed up and returned to single family dwellings. Today, Naglee Park is one of the most livable neighborhoods in San Jose.

The Campus Community Association (CCA) is the active neighborhood association in Naglee Park. The CCA sponsors neighborhood events such as Bark in the Park, the 4th of July parade and block party, and Christmas social.

Coordinates: 37°20.2′N 121°52.4′W / 37.3367°N 121.8733°W / 37.3367; -121.8733



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