San Jose Airport


Date:
1965
Architect:
Logue, Hollis Jr.
Neighborhood:
San Jose
Building Type:
Commercial
Address:
1701 Airport Boulevard San Jose, CA 95110
Current Name:
n/a
Current Use:
n/a
Current Condition:
Demolished
Status:
Demolished
In 1961, San Jose voters approved a bond measure for the construction of a new airport, officially ushering the South Bay into the “Jet Age.”  A local architect by the name of Hollis Logue, Jr. was awarded the design contract and in 1965, the city of San Jose had a modern air terminal that was both functional and elegant.  Described by the San Jose Mercury News as a “palace of glass, concrete, and steel,” the new airport (which came to be known as “Terminal C”) featured two stories, a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and observation deck.

Sources:
“Terminal Ushers in New Era,” San Jose Mercury News, September 12, 1965, p. 41

“Terminal’s Biggest Backer,” Scott Herhold, San Jose Mercury News, November 20, 2005, pp. 1B and 15B

Image Credits:
Vintage postcard image, photographer unknown

Vintage Flight Schedule, 1965

Building & detail views, 2007, Photo credit: Heather David

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