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Historic Preservation creates, maintains and monitors the inventory and database for the City's designated and potential historic properties; assists owners of these properties by providing education, resources, advice and financial incentives; and provides information to the general public regarding the City's Historic Preservation programs and historic properties.
This single story home is a rare and beautiful example of French Normandy Revival architecture and is uniquely situated on the corner of Broadway and Ohio Streets among other significant homes of the area. Features such as a steeply-pitched, pyramidal-shaped roof, stone-like quoins on the building’s corners, and diamond-shaped leaded glass windows, all bring to mind a building style reminiscent of and tailored to brisk European winters.
816 W. Broadway was built in 1935 for Carl and Minnie Chillot who were ranchers from Fullerton. They lived in the home for only a decade before deciding to return to their preferred, rural lifestyle. Subsequent owners were obviously enamored with the house’s period revival architectural style because almost no exterior or interior modifications have been undertaken since its construction. Original varnished woodwork and floors, tiled bathrooms, elegant living and dining rooms, plus a breakfast area still grace this one-of-a-kind home. Surrounded by hedges of white roses for most of the year, the current owners have become “weekend gardeners” as they spend extra time maintaining the French cottage landscaping evident in the rose and lavender bushes, the lush entry arbor, and numerous climbing plants. .
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