Theodore Lenzen was a prolific architect in San Jose, California, during the late 19th century. Born in Prussia in 1833, he moved to San Jose in 1863. He is responsible for designing over 500 buildings during his career.
The Lenzen street name where his home was and Theodore Lenzen Park on Lenzen street are both named in his honor.
Buildings designed by Theodore Lenzen
- San Jose's City Hall 1889-1958, original building is gone. Plaque remains.
- Normal School, now called San Jose State University, The original main school building burned down. The associated student house remains.
- San Jose Sanitarium
- Santa Clara College
- St. Ignatius College in San Francisco.
- Fredericksburg Brewery on The Alameda and Julian Street. Brewery is gone.
- University of the Pacific on what is now Bellarmine College Preparatory School. Original buildings are gone.
- Carolyn Feroben. "THEODORE LENZEN, ARCHITECT OF THE FIRST NORMAL SCHOOL, SAN JOSE". santaclararesearch.net. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
- San Jose City's Theodore Lenzen Park at Lenzen and Stockton Avenue
- Preservation board lawsuit against SJSU to save the Scheller House built in 1904
- The Valley of Heart's Delight Biography project
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