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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

2130-2136 Oberlin Street

Originally 530-536 Oberlin Street

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Inventory photo 2130 and 2136 Oberlin Street Location map


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

Physical appearance:   Careful handling of scale and detail distinguish this pair of Spanish Colonial Revival cottages with large arch windows, tile roofs, and shared driveway.

Significance:  This pair of cottages condenses the Spanish Colonial Revival style into a small package. They frequently have served as rental units, but since the 1940s they have been separately owned.

Owners listed for 2130 Oberlin include F. A. Shalon (1941-50), Oliver Sweningsen (1950-54), Mrs. Lulu C. Baker (1955-65), and Robert and Margaret Finn.

Owners for 2136 Oberlin include Everett G. Sacyer (1946-47), C. J. Ferguson (1949-47), and Christopher Rafferty.


These cottages were built in 1932 and are a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The owner/builder was Ed Lewis. The properties measure 25 by 125 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 8/12/32; Palo alto Building Department file; interview 1985, Margaret Finn


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