Note: The Pasetta House was damaged by a fire in March 2023 and is currently closed, awaiting restoration.
A neo-classic rowhouse of similar vintage as the DeLuz House, this structure was built and occupied by the Mateo Pasettas and their nine children. Born in Yugoslavia in 1865, Mateo Pasetta arrived in the United States in 1882. He settled in San José in 1896, and became involved in the fruit drying industry, establishing several packing plants and orchards. The house was donated to the Museum by his grandson, Robert J. Bettencourt.
Today the house serves as the Leonard and David McKay Gallery.
- View archival images related to the Pasetta family from History San Jose’s Collection.