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1640 Grand Ave
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: circa 1895
Architectural Style: Craftsman
A two-story Craftsman residence, 1640 Grand Avenue is supported by a raised foundation, with a cross-gabled roof covered in composition shingles. Knee braces and rafter tails support the deep, overhanging eaves, and a decorative wood grilled vent is located under the peak of the front gable. The exterior is clad in wood clapboard siding on the first floor, and wood shingles on the second floor. Fenestration is comprised of a combination of wood fixed single pane and casement windows, with a bay window in the center of the street facing façade...(more)
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434 E Arrellaga St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: Circa-1924
Architectural Style: Craftsman
One-and-half-story shingled sided Craftsman style multi-unit house, designed with complex front gable roof. Fenestration is comprised of a combination of wood framed sliding, double hung sash, and fixed single pane windows. There is an upper cupola, featuring slider windows. Lot slopes east to west resulting in the east elevation (façade), being one-story height and the west elevation, two stories in height. In the rear, the property slopes down to a three-car-garage and parking lot. Two chimneys are located at the peak of the gable roof...(more)
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2120 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1967
Architectural Style: Mid Century Modern
One-story wood framed house with log gabled shingled roofs of differing heights with wide overhangs. Siding is vertical plank and level changes in the landscape are accentuated with sandstone retaining walls helping the house relate to the wooded site. The house features large plate-glass window flanked by narrow casements.
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127 131 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1935 circa
Architectural Style: Industrial Vernacular
This property is composed of three separate buildings, all of which are vernacular in design. 1. The building facing Anacapa has a front facing, gable over a brick warehouse building with a band of block glass under the eaves. It fronts Anacapa Street with a restaurant entrance and dining under the patio with restaurant spaces through to Helena Street. 2. The other building located on the parcel is located at the corner of Anacapa and Yanonali Streets. This building is concrete block warehouse with rectangular openings for storefront entrances along Yanonali Street...(more)
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1226 Alta Vista Rd
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1926
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story bungalows in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. These bungalows have a rectangular box-like form with a flat roof consisting of four detached one-unit cottages and a two unit duplex. Small freestanding garages are located on either side of the central drive near the rear of the property. Features double-hung windows with lights divided by horizontal mullions on the upper sash and vinyl slider windows...(more)
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1334 Alameda Padre Serra
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: circa-1924
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
The house, built in circa-1924, is set on a large parcel, but does not employ the more compact plan often found on houses built in the Lower Riviera Neighborhood during this period. Instead, the one-story house is set back from Alameda Padre Serra to create a greater sense of separation from street. The house’s rambling plan, with a number of wings, emphasizes its horizontality and picturesque massing. The plaster-clad house is set on a raised foundation and is capped by a complex gable roof covered in terra cotta tiles...(more)
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223 F East Figueroa Street
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1916
Architectural Style: Vernacular
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223 D East Figueroa Street
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1925
Architectural Style: Vernacular
The vernacular cottage was one of four constructed in 1925 as an assemblage of a bungalow court. These four were added to four existing cottages constructed in 1916 to make an bungalow court of eight cottages. The 223D Cottage, like the other three constructed in 1925, have gable roofs, clapboard siding, entrances facing East Figueroa Street, and vertically oriented paired double-hung windows. They display a similar single and paired window pattern along the driveway, and were identical when built...(more)
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617 De La Vina St. / 622 Bath Street
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1917-31
Architectural Style: Craftsman
This court is comprised of sixteen single-family bungalows in the Craftsman style. The property runs from De La Vina to Bath Street and is also known as 622 Bath Street. All of the dwellings are resting on a concrete and pier foundation with rectangular footprints. The gable roofs are covered with composition shingles and the eaves are exposed. Knee braces are present in the gable fronts of seven dwellings. All of the dwellings have either a rectangular wood vent or wood slat triangular vent in the gable peak. The dwellings and ancillary buildings are clad with lapped wood boards...(more)
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1295 Coast Village Rd
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1928
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
The three-story, H-shaped, reinforced concrete building, with a hipped parapet of red terra-cotta tile and a flat roof, is characteristic of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. There is a four-story, hipped roof tower on the northeast elevation, a matching tower on the west elevation, and a garage at grade and basement level. In the back line of the H-shape, the hotel has a two-story open arcade. The terra-cotta tile roof and smooth stucco walls with deeply recessed openings are character-defining features of the Spanish Colonial Revival Style...(more)
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3014 Paseo Del Refugio
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1927
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
The Spanish Colonial Revival style house embodies the following elements that demonstrate an outstanding attention to design, detail, materials, and craftsmanship: • The projecting, front-facing gable covered in terra-cotta tiles with terra-cotta tile venting in the gable peak. The gable interplaying with the flat roof that is edged with terra-cotta coping. The emphasis on the terra-cotta tile creates a decorative edge from the roof to the wall. • Front entry is recessed in a deep wall opening accessed by two arched openings from the front steps and front porch...(more)
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428 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1870
Architectural Style: Commercial Vernacular
The building historically known as the Casa de Sevilla was constructed in 1870 as a residence by stonemason Joseph Meroux for his family. The house was converted to commercial use as a restaurant in 1926 by the Egus family. Subsequently, over a period of decades, the brick house was encapsulated by a series of additions. Today, the original brick house can only be seen from the interior...(more)
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1103 Castillo St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1903
Architectural Style: Craftsman
Two-story Craftsman style house with irregular roof lines. The roof material is comprised of composition shingle. The main entrance features stone pillars which integrate nicely with the handcut stone of the first floor and the centrally placed chimney. The house's most significant feature is the fine craftsmanship of its exterior materials such as the stonework featured on the first floor of the house. The windows featured on the front facade of the house are double-hung and divided by horizontal mullions.
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1524 Castillo St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1890
Architectural Style: Stick
Two story, Stick style residence. Features steep pitched gables and a symmetrical porch supporting a spacious balcony. The front entrance is located off the corner on the right side formed by the T-shape of the house. Overhanging eaves adorned with brackets support the gable ends and help define the geometry of the Stick style. The porch columns form an arch which feature ornate spandrels and spindle work at the top. The balustrades of the balcony are elaborate and feature a diagonal/diamond pattern throughout. The windows are elongated, rectangular one-over-one, and double-hung...(more)
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317 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1926
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story Spanish Colonial style building, is in the simple rectangular box-shaped form with a flat roof. The main facade features two massive arches that carve out from the wall material. The left arch features a semi-circular glass window on the upper portion separated by stucco ornamentation raised from the rest of the wall, emphasizing the division between the upper portion of the arch, and the lower portion which features a large fixed window. The other arch features the main entrance door which recesses from the wall plane and is comprised of mirrored glass...(more)
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530 Chapala St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1930
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
Two-story, "L" shaped, stucco building in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The structure is covered in terra cotta tile hipped roofs. Features an intersecting octagonal tower with decorative air vents on each of the flat sides. Decorative scalloped relief lines the structure below the eaves. The stuccoed scallops mimic the terra cotta tile shadows, which creates a decorative edge to the structure. The fenestration is comprised of large fixed windows with a multi-pane transom. The second story is a recent addition.
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919 Chapala St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1936
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story, small, rectangular shaped Spanish Colonial Revival. The front is stucco material and the sides are concrete poured in wooden frames; features a terra cotta roof. The front entrance is held up by two, thick, Doric columns. The main window is deeply recessed, fixed with lights divided by horizontal mullions, and wooden trim. There is decorative tile across the lower part of the building (below the fixed window). Glass door with wooden trim, and transom window divided by horizontal mullions.
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1025 Chapala St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1926
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
Two-story, rectangular shaped, Spanish Colonial Revival style building. Terra cotta roof tile, stucco walls. The second story features three sets of balconies with balustrades made of wrought iron, along with recessed wooden paneled doors, deeply recessed, stucco return. The first floor features three arches supported by four Doric columns, the outermost two recess at the wall plane. The main entrance (below the arches) is made up of fixed, glass windows, and a large glass door with wood trim. Red, decorative tile is placed across the lower part of the building.
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1100 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1929
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story, in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. L-shaped commercial building, rectangular in form with a flat roof bordered with Mission tile. The building's inner corner has a Mission Revival style parapet at the roof line. The building is segmented by retail shops which feature fixed, glass recessed windows with wood trim return. Above the windows is stucco scalloped decor, the doors are glass and outlined by wood trim. Features smooth, whitewashed, stucco walls, and a red terra cotta roof.
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1415 Chapala St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1906
Architectural Style: American Colonial Revival
Two-story, American Colonial Revival style building with a rectangular, symmetrical form comprised of a low hipped roof and elaborate entrance portico. The centrally located portico helps establish the bilateral symmetry of the front facade and is surrounded by two massive fixed windows on either side. The portico is supported by four slender, Doric columns with intricate detailing at the tops. Features double hung windows on the second floor, and one central double-hung window with horizontal mullions. Features solid, front entrance wooden doors with semicircular fanlights and sidelights.
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1632 Chapala St.
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1894
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
2 1/2 story Queen Anne style residence; asymmetrical appearance in the cross-gabled roof form. Features ornate detailing in the peak of the front gable, decorative, hand crafted columns posts with elaborate spindles at the tops. The second story balcony features balustrades made of hand-crafted wood and features narrow, smooth column posts. The exterior walls are comprised of horizontal and vertical clapboard material with wooden double-hung windows, with some multi-paned.
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1802 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1905
Architectural Style: Queen Anne Free Classic
One-story, Queen Anne Free Classic style residence; shingle sided house with a low pitched hipped roof. Features simple lines at the cornice of the gables. The entrance is at the southern corner facing the intersection of Chapala and West Islay streets. The porch curves out in a U shape as well as the wall behind the porch. The porch is supported by 4 widely spaced classical Tuscan columns. Features a bay window to the far end corner topped by a pedimented gable. The first floor windows located near the main entrance are double hung with leaded glass transoms.
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1905 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1904
Architectural Style: Craftsman
One-story, Craftsman style building. This building is comprised of board and batten siding. The low pitched gable roof has overhanging eaves supported by large, simple rafter tails. On one side, the low gable roof extends out to shelter an open veranda and is supported by plain, squared wooden posts. This early Craftsman style building features square shaped, fixed windows with wooden trim. The front facade features a multi-paned window with wooden trim.
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2209 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1924
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story, Spanish Colonial Revival style, features a low pitched gable roof which emphasizes the red terra cotta tiles by adding a wider dimension. Its most distinguishing feature is the large, wooden, arched door which recesses at the wall plane with stucco return and no trim; it also features iron grilled decor on the center. This uniquely cottage shaped house also features the interior chimney which is located directly in line with the front door. The main windows are paired casements with lights divided by horizontal mullions and are located on both ends of the arched door...(more)
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2330 Chapala St
Designation Status: Structure of Merit
Constructed: 1929
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
One-story Spanish Colonial Revival style residence. The overall form of this house is unusual and asymmetrical as it sits on a sloping lot. It has an irregular silhouette consisting of gabled and tiled roofs, a central flat roof portion, and buttressed walls. A large arch window is placed on the front gable, deeply recessed with stucco return. Features a rounded arch entrance way and a small porch surrounding by a stucco wall. One of the wing-walls provides gated vehicular access to the rear yard. Windows are a combination of fixed-glass and multi paned wood casements.