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City has history of architectural diversity

Original post made on Jul 18, 2014

Santa Barbara has its Spanish villas and San Francisco has its postcard-perfect Victorians, but Palo Alto's architecture is a hodgepodge of styles.

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Posted by Architecture Lover
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

Birge Clark is thought of as a proponent of the Spanish Colonial Style, but his later work shows that his palette progressed with the times. Look up his Sea Scout Base, Wilbur Jr. High, and perhaps his unabashed turn towards mid-century design with the Hackett Motors building at 790 High (at Homer), a wonderful streamline moderne building. Hopefully some of the less informed residents can progress with the times as well.....


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