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This remarkably preserved craftsman style home located on Ball Road between Walnut Street and Euclid Street was built by Sidney and Emma Holman in 1905 on a twenty acre citrus ranch known as the “Holman Place”. At that time, the Ranch was located “out in the country” surrounded by thousands of orange and lemon trees. Now the Holman House sits on a densely landscaped ¼ acre lot surrounded by the Wonderland Homes tract built in the mid-50’s. Peter and Linda Stewart have owned the home for over 35 years and have lovingly maintained and restored the home so that it retains the same look as it would have had over 100 years ago. The Holman House was designated as a Historically Significant Structure by the Anaheim City Council in September 2011 and received a Mills Act designation in December 2011. It is one of a very small number of houses to have received this distinction outside the City’s four downtown historic districts. This clapboard and shingle home has a deep sweeping front porch covered by a large gable that extends along the entire front of the house. The base, steps and built-in porch planters are all made of poured concrete. The unique low railing around the perimeter of the porch consists of cast stone/molded concrete blocks stacked in checkerboard fashion. The multi-paned leaded glass windows, original door and period screen door reflect attention to detail of craftsmanship prominent in Anaheim’s surviving orange grove homes.
Our featured home is nestled in one of Downtown Anaheim's latest created neighborhoods in the Anaheim Colony Historic District. This Queen Anne Victorian home, built in 1897 by John Rea (father of Kate and Ella Rea, for whom Katella Avenue was named) was originally located on the corner of Broadway and Philadelphia, and then moved to 125 W. Elm Street in 1922. This beautiful home was once again moved in 2007, and has been fully restored at 129 W. Stueckle Avenue. This rare architectural style and survivor of an early Anaheim era is a true gem to the community. This house was also home to former Anaheim Mayor, Louis Miller in 1928-1931.
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