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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

2301, 2305, 2311 Hanover Street

College Terrace

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Inventory photo of 2301 Photos taken January 13, 2014

 

The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1985:

Physical appearance:   Stucco window hoods, carved and painted wood window  grilles, and tiled decoration on chimneys are the components of these de Lemos designs. the images somewhat suggest Spanish Colonial Revival styles, and the ornamental touches tie the buildings (on a small scale) to the de Lemos buildings in the Ramona Street Architectural District.

Significance:  These small rental units show how a skillful and imaginative designer can take the ordinariness out of otherwise commonplace investment structures. They were rental properties which De Lemos turned over to one of his daughters, Margaret A. De Lemos Lyon.

At the time of the Inventory, M.E. and Eunice McClendon are listed as owners.

 

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2305 Hanover 2311 Hanover
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2301 - 2305 - 2311 Hanover Location map

These cottages were built in 1938 and are a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect was Pedro de Lemos and the builder Louis Anderson. The property measures 50 by 125 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto Times 1/22/38; interview 1985, Margaret Lyon

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