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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1024 Ramona Street


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Inventory photo Photo taken May 21, 2014


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

Physical appearance:   This modest Craftsman bungalow is made elegant by its carefully detailed string course and downstairs window detailing. The awkward proportions of the front–facing dormer indicate that it may be a later addition.

Significance:  This is a fine example of the modest, probably builder–designed, Craftsman bungalow. It was built for the local banker, D. W. Buchan, as investment property and immediately occupied by Dr. and Mrs. Halbert W. Chappel. Soon, however, it became the long–time (1919–1940) home of Elmer J. Worth, proprietor of a grocery, and his family.

Later owners in the mid–century converted it for use as a duplex or triplex, but the present owners (Lewis Morrow in 1981) returned it to single–family use in the mid–seventies.


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This house was built in 1914 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect and builder are unknown. The property measures 50 by 105 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 1/5/15, 4/30/55


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