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Bower Building, 409-413 East Weber Avenue, Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA



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Item Title


Location
409-413 East Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2786
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Significance: The Bower Building is an excellent example of Victorian commercial architecture in Stockton. The polychromatic and ornamental brickwork and the second-floor proportions and details remain intact, thereby continuing to demonstrate the building's high degree of workmanship. The interior of the second-floor dance hall appears to have been altered in the 1920s, reflecting the Egyptian Revival phase of architecture. A social club of Masons called "Sciots," which started around 1905 in San Francisco, used this Egyptian-style dance hall for social gatherings.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities
Social & Civic Facilities


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
South façade, looking north.
South façade, looking north with a 10-foot scale at lower left.
Detail of second story brick façade at 409-413 East Weber Avenue, looking north.
First floor interior of the shoe store at 43 East Weber Avenue, looking north.
First floor interior of the shoe repair equipment at 413 East Weber Avenue, looking south.
Interior of the second floor dance hall above 409 and 411 East Weber Avenue, looking north.
Interior of the second floor dance hall, looking north with a 10-foot scale to the left.
Interior column detail of the second floor dance hall, looking north.
Interior column detail of the second floor dance hall, looking north with a 10-foot scale toward center.
Interior of the second floor dance hall, looking south.
Interior of the second floor dance hall with a 10-foot scale at the right, looking south.
Interior of the second floor dance hall showing tall and narrow window openings that have been boarded up, looking south.
Interior of the second floor dance hall showing tall and narrow window openings with 10-foot scale near center, looking south.
Interior detail of door surrounds with entablatures of winged sun disk, looking east.
Interior detail showing the frieze that is painted around the perimeter of the dance hall, looking southeast.


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