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The Rock House

Historic Landmark No.
The Rock House


Built 1926

Mission Revivial Style

Designated July 28, 2016

Community Normal Heights

Designated July 28, 2016

The most dominant features of the subject home are the exposed
natural exterior cobblestone walls and
the flat and stepped decorative parapet. Although the home can be
seen as a fanciful mixture of Spanish
and mission styles the unique step up shaped parapet is an
important and dominant feature which
classifies the home as Mission style with Spanish colonial
influences. The home at 3920 Adams Ave. is a
single-story example of the Mission Revival style with a balanced
dual wing symmetrical front fašade and
large triple arch window grouping. The home, built in 1926,
utilizes a distinctive natural cobblestone
exterior wall material which showcases the use of this natural
indigenous material. The use of these
natural elements as the visible primary wall material makes this
home significant for its method of
construction and rare use of stone craftsmanship as well as its
eclectic and unique architectural style.

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