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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

2020 Amherst — Demolished 1979

College Terrace

2020 Amherst location map
Photo taken in 1979. Location map


The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1981:

Physical appearance:   This rambling Craftsman one-story structure comtains a high-ceilinged studio space at one side. The studio lends interest to anotherwise quiet facade.

Significance:  The structure is an interesting Craftsman variant, remodeled at an early date to serve as an artist's studio. The large studio window in the gable of the addition creates an airy and pleasant interior space. According to the next-door resident, the house belonged to a woman artist named Chapin who added the studio-windowed room to the house to accommodate her working needs. As property of Stanford University, it is to be demolished soon [1979].

Note: The owners listed on the Inventory sheet were Nathan and Janet Finch.

This house was built in 1915 - 1920 and was a Category 2 on the Historic Buildings Inventory and was demolished in 1979.

Replacement home photo taken September 2014:

2020 Amherst

This house was built in 1915 - 1920 and was a Category 2 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect and builder are not known. The property measures 75 by 120 feet.

Sources: None are listed.


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