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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

758 Everett Avenue

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Inventory photo Photo taken February 2007. Photo taken january 25, 2016


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

Physical appearance:   This very small two-story Tudor cottage of Hansel and Gretel scale has a very steep roof. The facade has carefully placed miniaturized features which emphasize the qualities of scale.

Significance:  This is a strong sculptural statement and a clever example of the style. It is the work of an important local architect, Birge Clark, better known for his California Revival designs. It was built for Professor John F. Newsom, whose field was geology and mining at Staford, 1989 –1910; after leaving the Stanford faculty he practiced as a consulting engineer.

since 1926, when the Newsoms left the house, it was occupied by a number of relatively short-term tenants though remaining the property of the Newsom family. [1979]


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Construction photos from the PAHA Guy Miller archives Location map

This house was built in 1923 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect was Birge Clark and the builder was Wells P. Goodenough. The property measures 112 by 50 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 5/1/23, 10/25/28, 9/12/55; interview 1983, John b. Newsom; Birge Clark Residential Inventory


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