Next to the Doobie Brothers house is the M-A Greenhouse (now yellow!)
But another group of M-A grads has surfaced now that the Doobie Brothers house at 285 S. 12th St. in San Jose (on right in photo) has been designated a historical landmark. According to the commissioner of the San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission, the house “hits all the bells and whistles”.
Here’s some lore about the group of M-A grads who lived next to the Doobies in the Greenhouse (now yellow in photo) in the early “70s. Emails Jeannine Conner (using maiden names):
“There were lots of us over the years who lived in the Greenhouse: Gene Kester, Dave Young, Jack Daly (John’s brother), Vicky Stashuk, OJ Devincenzi. Also, several others were there often: Joan L’Hommedieu (can’t remember if she lived with us for awhile or not), Val Luthe, Jay Fraser, Stevie Nicks, and I’m probably forgetting others. It was a group gathering place, for sure.
“We’ve talked about having a Greenhouse reunion, but it hasn’t happened yet. Between the Doobies next door, we went back and forth between the houses. I met my boyfriend, Tiran, when he came up from LA to join the band. Long ago history!”
Footnote: Stevie Nicks announced that was canceling her fall tour this year due the delta variant.