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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1047 Ramona Street


1047 Ramona Street 2013 photo
Inventory photo Photo taken August 25, 2013


The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1986:

Physical appearance:   This two–story Colonial Revival house is a restrained design whose formal symmetry and Doric porch columns comprise its stylistic image.

Significance:  The earliest occupants were Mr. and Mrs. C. Graham; Graham was in the oil business. Professors Austin F. Rogers (1911–1919) and Harold Heath (1919–1921) next occupied it. Rogers was a significant geologist and Heath a zoologist of international repute.

John W. Spratley, a salesman, and his wife, May, made it their home from 1921 to 1955. Short–term occupants followed until 1978 when it was acquired by Arthur and June Holland.


1047 Ramona

July 2010

December 2010

This house was built in 1907 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect and are unknown. The property measures 75 by 105 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 4/24/51, 3/11/57; Sandborn Co. Fire Insurance Map of Palo Alto, 1908


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