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Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence

1179 Washington Street

 

—Point of Historical Interest —

 
Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
1. Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence Marker
[On the bell above]
Historical Restoration Award
1986
Awarded to 1179 Washington St.
Santa Clara Historical and Landmark Commission
Inscription. Built in 1905 by Frederick C. Franck, Jr. (1873-1954). Santa Clara town trustee, businessman and son of Senator F.C. Franck. The Franck family owned this entire block. Maude Shuld Franck (1878-1960) his wife lived her until her death.

The house was designed by Louis Lenzen, a prominent San Jose architect, in the Colonial Revival style popular after the turn of the century. Major features are the square shape, hipped roof, modillion blocks under the eaves and corner oriel windows at the second story.
 
Erected 1983 by Santa Clara Historical and Landmark Commission.
 
Location. 37° 21.091′ N, 121° 56.722′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Fremont Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1179 Washinton Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senator Franck House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell – Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Morse Mansion (within shouting distance of
Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
2. Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence Marker
this marker); Charles Copeland Morse Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Saxe Office Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hichborn House (about 400 feet away); Johnson House (about 400 feet away); Kersell/Lorente House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Regarding Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence. From the Historic Santa Clara Walking Tour - Stop #6.

"Built in 1905, the Franck House is a local example of a California Colonial Revival home. Note the quatrefoil windows on either side of the lower bay as well as the paired cameo windows at the second level. The home was built by F.C. Franck, Jr., son of State Senator F.C. Franck. The former site of Senator Franck's home is now the Wells Fargo Bank at Washington and Benton Streets."
 
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The Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
3. The Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence
The Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
4. The Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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