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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1600 Bryant Street

1600 inventory photo map
Photo taken in 1978. Location map

The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1983:

Physical appearance: This is a baronially–scaled two-story stucco Spanish Colonial Revival house with an interplay of rectangular and curved forms. The gate posts support terra cotta bowls of fruit as decorative finials.

Significance: This is a well–landscaped example of an unper-middle class period revival residence.

It was built for Frederick A. Wickett, Vice–President of New York Life Insurance, and City Councilman. It was the Wickett family home until Mr. Wickett's death in 1970.

This house was built in 1923 and is a Category 3 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect was Albert Farr and the Minton Company was the builder.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 9/14/23, 10/17/70; interviews 1983, Mrs. Marvin Feinstein, Walton Wickett; guy c. Miller, Palo Alto Community Book, (P.A., 1952). p. 225-6.

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