This site is a volunteer supported effort
to post upcoming events, news, and resources useful to members of the
Old Quad area of
Santa Clara, California, one of the oldest settlements on the West Coast.
Questions, suggestions, comments, and corrections
regarding this site should be sent to
Where is the Old Quad?
The boundaries for the Old Quad are Scott
Street to Newhall Street, Newhall street to the RR tracks and the RR
tracks to Scott street. It is a strangely shaped area. The Old Quad
takes its name
from, and includes the area covered in, the first survey of the Town of
Santa Clara made in 1866 by J. J. Bowen - the original quadrangle.
Many years ago the City recognized an area as being the
Old Quad that did not consider the area north of El Camino Real
as being historic or having historic properties. It was a purely
political not factual decision. This is no longer true.
- Lorie Garcia
Santa Clara City Historian
Proposed Santa Clara Historic District
Is the Old Quad a Historic District?
- The Old Quad is not officially
recognized as distinct from other areas of Santa Clara
There are efforts under way to recognize portions of the Old Quad as a
Historic District. Contact Santa Clara City Hall for the latest