Hauck House, Almaden. San Jose, California, USA Mike Boulland, the current owner of the Hauck house, estimates that it was built in the 1840s, providing more housing for the growing population of the Quicksilver Mine. It was originally built with two rooms upstairs and two downstairs but without any kitchen or bathroom. The cottage has a brick basement and foundation. It is called “Casa Nuestra” [our house].