It's an odd sight to see such beautiful homes missing the basic city amenities of sidewalks and lamp posts.
With the city foisting sidewalk expenses on the home owner I doubt we will see a coordinated effort to install them. It's too bad, because it makes our neighborhood less walkable.
Maybe we should have an Art & Wine Festival fundraiser along the sidewalks oft the Municipal Rose Garden to raise funds for sidewalk installations and for maintaining the gardens.
Some interesting back history on Morse Street...
The property was purchased from General Naglee's large ranch and orchard operations and segmented into several different tracts.
Unlike the wealthy families who's grand homes on The Alameda became too costly to maintain over the generations, Morse street was built by and for the trades people and date back to the early 1910's and later. My home was built in 1926 was the home of neighborhood plumber, my neighbor's house was the household staff at the Hart's mansion (where the YMCA is today).
Morse Street is named after the famous Morse of Ferry-Morse Seed Company who ran the largest seed company the world had ever seen. The historic Morse Mansion isn't even on Morse Street, it is at 781 Fremont Street in Santa Clara.
Morse Street has two segments that are separated where the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is, and continues where the oldest Quaker house is in California. It was cut off when Highway 880 was trenched through the neighborhood.