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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

460 Homer Avenue

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Inventory photo Photo taken March 29, 2015


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

Physical appearance:   This stucco Craftsman house has a horizontally emphasized wooden skirt and heavily expressed roof beams.

Significance:  The horizontally coursed dado elegantly articulates this small Craftsman house. The builder, Ralph Follmer, was a nephew of Mrs. Frances F. Lucy, for whom the house was built. It had always been owned and occupied by members of the Lucy family until it was sold in the spring of 2015. According to his son, Frank, Ralph Follmer had had architectural training and, unless the client had an architect, designed the buildings he constructed.

John R. Lucy was the owner when the Inventory was made.

Note:  The house was restored and most recently was for sale in 2015 when the accompanying pictures were taken.


entry plaque
chimney and windows dining room
chimney map

This house was built in 1910 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect/ builder was Ralph Follmer. The property measures 50 by 100 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto Times 12/30/10; interviews: 1983, Matilda Lucy; 1986, Frank Follmer


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