Sunday, January 30, 2011

You can Help Save Historic Home in San Jose & Eat French Food Too!

French Ambassador will open the doors of his home in an effort to save The French Alliance building. 

The French Alliance is a historic Costa Rican landmark located in Barrio Amon, San Jose. Built in 1895 this home represents a traditional victorian style home of the time period, specifically featuring a large front porch, long central corridor with interior courtyard, and wood floors and walls. It is this wood that has recently become victim to termites. 

The Alliance repaired wood which had actually been placed in the 90s over the Christmas break upon the discovery of these unavoidable creatures. While the majority of damage happened to this later-installed, less durable wood, minor damage has happened to original pieces and therefore the Alliance is hosting a Franco dinner to raise funds to properly treat and replace the affected wood. 

So on Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 for the low price of $50 you can enjoy a french meal in the home of the French Ambassador and a performance from ARSYSS a french pop vocal group. What a nice way to contribute to the historical conservation of one a San Jose's most valued properties. Contact Luna 22 22 22 83 ext. 7 or to RSVP. 

Barrio Bird offers walking tours of San Jose. If you are a visitor or have lived here for some time, there is always a new way to see the city. View tours or make a reservation by emailing or calling 8926-9867.