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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1057 University Avenue

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Inventory photo Photo taken September 28, 2013


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

Physical appearance:   This rambling, one-story, tile-roofed Spanish Colonial Revival house employs unusual scale devices to establish its visual presence.

Significance:  This is an unusual and playful example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Harlow F. Wilson, an officer of the United States Steel Corp., was the first owner, 1924 - 1933, followed by P. J. Bernheim, 1934 - 1941, and Alexander Newman, 1941 - 1956. Colonel Newman was an army officer who retired after World War I and joined the staff of the Veterans Administration hospital in Menlo Park in 1931. More recent owners were Chester A. Creider, 1957 - 1965, and Dorothy and William Dworsky, 1967 - 1975. Ronald and Nancy Maxwell followed.


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Gate Location map

This house was built in and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The builder was Wells P. Goodenough. The property measures 100 by 200 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories;  Palo Alto Times 6/4/24, 3/14/38, 2/28/58, Book 105 (Off. Rec.), p. 336, 9/30/24 (Santa Clara County Recorder).


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