Ashworth-Remillard Privately Owned Museum

The Ashworth-Remillard home was built by James Ashworth, a pioneer from Texas, who came to California during the Gold Rush in 1852. James had mined for gold for two years before buying more property around the home to use as farmland. The building is across the street from present day Happy Hollow Zoo and is one of the oldest remaining homes left in San Jose.

The Remillard family had a brick building business and they owned the property after the Ashworths sold their farmland.

The Ashworth-Remillard house was passed on to a man named Coyle and is the home is owned by Sue Cucuzza.

Since taking on ownership of the home, Sue has been putting in time and effort to clean out the home and he buildings on the property from trash squatters left when the home was left in disrepair.

Sue has established a nonprofit for Ashworth-Remillard and intends to convert the private property to a public Museum in the near future.

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