724 California Street

Built 1889.This two-story building is another example of half house construction with mixed decoration. The house has a straightforward plainness overall–note even the lack of the almost obligatory bay window–was probably dictated by economic consideration as well as a certain Yankee crankiness concerning architectural tradition. Occasionally today ranch houses are built without an attached two-car garage. The needs and attentions of the family house are here strictly adhered to, and the Jones’ are only left to compete with a small number of admittedly sumptuous brackets, some strip window vertical trim, and modest pediment ornamentation above the ground floor fa