829-831 Sixth Street (House), Redlands, San Bernardino County, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2737
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N908).
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Significance: 829/831 Sixth Street is located in the City of Redlands, San Bernadino County, California. It was originally addresses at 31 Times Street. It occupies the middle of three lots at the southwest corner of Sun Avenue and Sixth Street. The other two lots remain vacant. The setback is 25 feet from Sixth Street from the east side. There is a garage on the rear to the west with a driveway along the north side of the house. This Queen Anne house is two stories in height and has been converted into two unites by the 1920's. Measuring approximately 30 feet wide on the east and west elevations by 60 feet deep on the north and south elevations, it is approximately 2100 square feet. It is of balloon wood frame construction. Character defining features on the exterior include a distinctive roof profile. It is a cross gable roof type. The front gable facing Sixth Street runs the full length of the facade, while the other three sides are smaller in size and do not run the full length. Each gable has a decorative barge board, with its lower end having a geometric design featuring a large center circle with smaller circles radiating around it. The east elevation's gable is more elaborate, with a series of vertical rectangular openings with arched tops matching the roof's slope. Another significant feature is a front porch, which runs the full length of the entrance facade. It includes columns with a chamfered edge and decorative brackets with a circle cut-out. Other features include a bay window with classical paneling on the north elevation, white shiplap siding throughout, and square and fish shingles on the upper portion of the entrance, north and south gables. Additionally, there is s frieze with a row of half-spheres on the entrance gable side. Currently, the house plan features two units. The lower unit is entered from the door on the right located on the front porch. It opens up into a small foyer. Directly to the right is a living room, which is attached to a dining room with a wide arch. A prominent bay window, a built-in cabinet, and wraparound dish rail distinguish the dining room. Beyond the dining room to the rear is the kitchen, and there is a bedroom and bathroom just south of the dining room. Additions include a wash room and pantry accessed from the north side of the kitchen, a sun room located just east of the bedroom where a wraparound porch used to be, and a laundry room at the rear just beyond the kitchen, accessed from the back yard. The upper unit is entered from the door on the left from the front porch. A staircase leads you up into a living room on the right. Adjacent to the living room are two bedrooms and a kitchen, which feature sloped ceilings. A small bathroom connects to this kitchen. Additionally, there is a balcony directly south of the kitchen, with an outdoor staircase leading down to the backyard.
Concepcion, Michael, Delineator
Nickerson, Amy, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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