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ORDINANCE 1919 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1463 RELATING TO THE MODIFICATION <br />OF THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS WHICH EFFECTED <br />ZONE CHANGE NO. 86 (ALMOND GROVE HISTORIC DISTRICT) <br />The Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos does hereby ordain: <br />SECTION I <br />The district delineated on the attached map is hereby designated historically and <br />culturally significant as the Almond Grove Historic District HD- 80 -1A. <br />SECTION II <br />The district is designated to be historically, architecturally, or aesthetically significant <br />for the reasons listed below: <br />A. Property: Almond Grove District. Boundaries: Bean to the south, Glen Ridge <br />Avenue to the west, to but not including the lots facing Saratoga Avenue to <br />the north, and to but not including the lots facing North Santa Cruz Avenue <br />to the east (see map Exhibit A) <br />B. Historic designation no.: HD -80 -1A <br />C. Description of designation: District <br />D. Description of characteristics which justify the designation: <br />Historical The Almond Grove addition was the first and largest subdivision <br />after the incorporation of the Town of Los Gatos. Of approximately 40 acres, <br />the historic tract was the last land, formerly an almond orchard as its name <br />suggests, of 162 1/2 acres bought in 1865 by John Mason from Edward <br />Auzerais, an important landowner in Santa Clara County after whom Auzerais <br />Street in San Jose and Auzerais Court in Los Gatos are named. <br />The purchasers and developers of Almond Grove were four very important <br />figures to Los Gatos history and honored by street names still used in the <br />area. They were Alphonse Eli Wilder, banker; Augustine Nicholson, <br />capitalist; Magnus Tait, farmer and miner; and John Bean, orchardist. <br />C24 \0RDS \A -85 -1 A.CLN <br />