Oxnard in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Petre Ranch House
Archie Petre (pronounced Peter) came to Oxnard sometime before 1910 as a younger member of an extended family that included his brother-in-law and sister, George and Mabel Austin. Coincidentally, in those early years, the Austin/Metre families were tenants in Fry/ Puntenney House (also in Heritage Square). In 1911 Archie married Anna Maulhardt, a daughter of early Oxnard pioneers Heinrich and Augusta Maulhardt. This house and one hundred acres was a wedding present from them — a present they duplicated for each of their children upon marriage. Archie appears to have been plagued by ill health and died at age 38 in 1925. Anna and her children moved into Oxnard and lived in a house on C Street, today part of the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District.
This California Bungalow Style home was designed by a local architect named Hunt in 1911. Then at the peak of its popularity, the bungalow style was widely embraced by homeowners in Oxnard. The rustic simplicity of this style often masked the superior craftsmanship and inclusion of the most modern and innovative lifestyle comforts
Original location: 3210 Rose Avenue, Oxnard. Built circa 1911. Architect: Hunt. Restored by Pat McCarthy.
Location. 34° 11.699′ N, 119° 10.75′ W. Marker is in Oxnard, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on 7th Street west of A Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 W 7th St, Oxnard CA 93030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oxnard Pagoda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olive (approx. 2 miles away); Bank of Hueneme (approx. 3.4 miles away); "La Jenelle" (approx. 3.9 miles away); Olivas Adobe (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Olivas Adobe (approx. 5 miles away); F-14 Tomcat (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Hobart/Barr/Lucking Initial Residence c. 1898 (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxnard.
More about this marker. Heritage Square has 14 restored structures, including 11 homes, a church, a water tower, and a pump house, built between 1877 and 1912. Most have been re-purposed for business use. Guided tours Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 1-4.
Categories. • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.