San Jose, CA by the decade

Let’s explore the history of San Jose, CA throughout the decades.

A black and white photo of Downtown San Jose with the Bank of Italy Tower in the background.

Does this street look familiar?

Photo via History San José

Since our founding in 1777, San Jose has changed quite a bit. And with each year in our city’s history, comes the entry of cool inventions, major pop culture moments, or large developments.

In this ongoing series, we’re turning back the clock and looking at San Jose through the decades.

So far, we’ve covered:

Which decade would you like to see featured next? Let us know.