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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

1151 Webster Street

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Inventory photo Photo taken May 2, 2012


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

Physical appearance:   The void-and-solid play of this boldly proportioned two-story, clapboard Colonial Revival house is topped by anoverscaled sunburst motif.

Significance:    This is a simple but emphatically sculptural design. The house was built for Mr. and Mrs. Alva L. Jewett, long-time operator of the Palo Alto Taxi Co. The Jewetts owned the house until 1952. Later owners included Jerome S. Barth, 1956-64. The present owners [Richard and Barbara Kurth] acquired the property in the mid-1970s.


1128 1158 Webster
June 2, 2009 Centennial plaque is visible at left side of porch wall. July 16, 2012
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Location map

This house was built in 1905 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect and builder are unknown. The property measures 25 by 112 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 1/5/1906


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