Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Pierson Place and Roosevelt Historic Districts
Pierson Place is a neighborhood dating back to 1934 with homes constructed before WWII. There are a diversity of styles in this area but, most are single family homes of a modest size.
Obviously, this one isn't one of the historic homes. In fact it's quite distinctly modern and sort of stands out among the houses around it.
The Roosevelt neighborhood was the first to be designated a historic district. It was a "streetcar" neighborhood at one time with mostly large California style homes with a few Craftsman bungalows thrown in. This neighborhood surrounds the Japanese Friendship Garden so I've driven through this area many times and I've always admired the fine homes here.
This one has a grand wrap-around porch. To me this looks more like something one would see on the east coast overlooking the Atlantic rather than in California. Maybe that's just me.