Edward Power ws born in Dublin, Ireland in 1833. Power came to the U.S. in 1851 and was naturalized in Franklin, OH in 1855. He then moved to Chicago where he had a shop before joining the 90th Illinois Volunteers during the Civil War. After the war he moved to San Francisco and soon had all the work he could handle. In 1871 he settled in San Jose where he remained until his death in 1896. His cornices, columns, pilasters, and escutcheons adorned many buildings in San Jose and San Francisco. Most were lost in the 1906 earthquake and fire.
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