NPR's Thomas C. Wilmer - Historic de Anza Jazz Age Hotel in Heart of Downtown San Jose, CA

Posted January 8th, 2016
"When the blueprints for the iconic Hotel de Anza in the heart of Downtown San Jose were drawn up in 1929, the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age was in full swing, but little did anyone know at the time, that when the classic Art Deco hotel opened its doors for business in February 1931, the Great Depression was at its worst. But the de Anza held its own and thrived for decades as a premier destination for movers and shakers, and in its hay day, luminaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Cab Calloway and Jack Dempsey checked in at the de Anza."