New Neighborhood Voice

April 2, 2006

Overfelt Gardens
An East San Jose Jewel

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Pauline Lowe with daughter, Sylvia, at the south-facing side of the Friendship Gate. This massive
gateway is just one of the large scale monuments in Overfelt Park’s Chinese Cultural Garden. The
characters over the center say, “Under Heaven, One Family.” The smaller gate to the right announces
that “Those who live here are happy and contented.” The left portal welcomes people from far away.
The north-facing side of the gate carries a different set of inscriptions which convey other concepts.

A bucolic view glimpsed from the entrance of the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

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