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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

948 Ramona Street

inventory photo 948 Ramona
Inventory photo Photo taken May 8, 2013


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

Physical appearance:   The two–story bay–windowed house in Queen Anne style, is a severe and almost undecorated twin of the house next door at 942 Ramona Street. Its painted trim, however, gives it greater impact visually.

Significance:  A good example of a vernacular version of the Queen Anne mode. (See . . . 942 Ramona Street). Its first occupants were Mr. and Mrs. S. Carter, followed after 1914 by a number of short–term residents.

From 1923 to 1939 it was the home of Jerome and Elva Hollingsworth; he was a grocer. Then, in 1940, Mrs. Reva Street bought the house; she re-married in 1941 to Frank M. Price, a carpenter, and the Prices kept the house until 1975, when Barry and Marga St. John acquired it.

Note: Some of this information was provided when Mel Pratt was interviewed in 1985.


May 8, 2013 photo PAHA photo
  Guy Miller Archieve photo
Location map

This house was built in 1904 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The builder was probably either A. W. Caulkins or H. L. Upham. The property measures 37.50 by 112.50 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 12/30/04, 12/29/24, 1/30/40, 1/4/75; interview 1985, Melvyn Pratt


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