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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

121 Waverley Street

inventory photo 121 Waverley
Inventory photo Photo taken March 20, 2012

The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1984:

Physical appearance:   Of Classical Revival derivation, this handsome, substantial house projects something of its original dignity despite insensitive resurfacing. The landscaping, which is profuse and mature, contributes significantly to the evocative power of the structure.

Significance:  One of the early houses of the neighborhood; a good example of the power of forthright design. From the beginning to the present, it has been the residence of Dr. Arthur W. and Esther Meyer and their descendants.

Note: The owners in 2000 were Timothy and Anne Meyer. They were given a PAST Preservation Award in 2000 for their remodel/restoration that included removal of the composition siding.

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March 20, 2012 photo Location map

This house was built in 1904 [originally thought to be 1913] and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The builder might have been James Cuthbertson. The property measures 75 by 150 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories;  Palo Alto Times 1/2/14, 7/20/73; interview 1983.


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