Glory Anne Laffey Architectural Archives

All history is local history.

This architectural archive is an online repository for historical information about the built environment. The collection is limited to material related to four counties in Northern California:

The information, finding aides, and research tools are intended primarily for use by historical/cultural resource professionals. The archives may also be of use to others such as avocational historians or even someone who may be researching their house.

Image above: Downtown San Jose aerial viewed from the south ca. 1940s

Image below: Downtown San Jose view from County Courthouse ca. 1866