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1237 – 1239 Vista Street

Located mid-block on the west side of North Vista Street, this one-story Craftsman bungalow was constructed in 1917. It is a single-family dwelling, rectangular in plan with a deep setback. The main elevation, which faces east, exhibits wood, horizontal siding. The building features contiguous gables on a hipped roof with asphalt cladding. The porch features a pent roof, squared piers, brick-clad pedestals and rails. Exposed rafters are located at the roof eaves. The south end of the roof has a wide eave overhang and extends out over the driveway at the south end of the lot. The Craftsman style was extremely popular in Southern California residential architecture from 1910 to the mid-1920s, with its zenith in the 1910s. The Arts & Crafts movement, of which Craftsman style architecture was a part, represents the first popular wave of modernist influence in American architecture. Although distinctly a modern–that is, ahistorical–style, the underpinnings of the style are founded on a rejection of the industrial and an embrace of the handcrafted. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)