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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

804 Forest Avenue

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

Physical appearance:   This shallow-gabled bungalow mixes a Craftsman image with classically derived detailing around the porch and a tripartite arched window. The window detailing is quite inventive.

Significance:  The arched windows are classical detailing are unusual features in a house whose essential form is of the Craftsman mode. It was built for Mrs. J. L. Gibson, whose daughter Mary C. Gibson was the resident/owner at the time of the 1983 revision and was interviewed at that time.

 

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This house was built in 1921 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect and builder are unknown. The property measures 50 by 150 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 7/2/21, 11/11/78; interview 1983, Mary C. Gibson

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