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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1329 Waverley Street — Demolished 1987

Professorville Historic District

inventory photo map
Inventory photo Map


The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1984:

Physical appearance:   This low-slung Craftsman "bungalo" as the Palo Alto Times described it, with its veranda and massive roof-form, is unusually formal for the style. This quality is emphasized by the circular drive.

Significance:  This is a fine and unusually elegant version of the Craftsman mode. The early Palo Alto dentist, Dr. Charles S. McCowen, owned it from 1903 - 1949. A few years later, Albert and Mildred Donovan purchased it. They still were the owners in 1984.


This house was built in 1902 and is a Category 3 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The builder was Gustav Laumeister. The property measures 75 by 250 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 4/4/1902, 12/"40"/48.


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