Stockton Magnolia District

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The Magnolia Historic District, located in Midtown Stockton, encompasses the richest variety of architectural styles found in the City. Primarily composed of single and multifamily homes, most of the neighborhood was designated, the Magnolia Historic District, by the State of California. The tree-lined streets display samples of virtually all the architectural styles of California's most formative period, including Queen Anne, Eastlake, Craftsman, Modern, Spanish Revival, and Dutch Colonial. Homes dating as early as 1860 still call this neighborhood home. The Midtown possesses many of the homes built in the City between 1860 and 1920 which have been identified as historically and architecturally significant by the Stockton Cultural Heritage Board. In fact, over half of the district’s structures were constructed before 1920 and reflect virtually every notable architectural style of California’s 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Magnolia District Boundaries are El Dorado St. on the West, Harding Way on the North, California St. on the East and Park St. on the South

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Magnolia District Marker

Click to Enlarge 345 E. Acacia - Manson Apartments - built in 1936. This is an early example of Streamlined Moderne. A forerunner of its time with glass bricks and built-in electric appliances. “The finest apartment building ever to be constructed in this area … “ (Stockton Record, 1936). Designed by Frank V. Mayo, also known for the Medico-Dental Building (1927)

North Hunter Street from  700 Block

Click to Enlarge 809 North Hunter St - Native Sons Building - Demolished to expand the Unifirst parking lot

Click to Enlarge 817-823 North Hunter Street - Clara Stoltz home, From The Library of Congress:  4-unit apartment house was a contributor to the 1985 Magnolia Historic Preservation District. It is a typical craftsman design, but it was lacking in significant architectural character or an association with famous people or events that would make it eligible to the National Register of Historic Places. - Demolished

Click to Enlarge Julie Umberger home, 833 N Hunter - Built in 1912, this 2-story house was a contributor to the 1985 Magnolia Historic Preservation District. It had elements of Colonial Revival design, but it is lacked significant architectural character or an association with famous people or events that would had made it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. It was also badly deteriorated. Demolished

Click to Enlarge 940 North Hunter at Magnolia - Elizabeth Barnhart House - 1902

Click to Enlarge 1000 North Hunter St - Philomathean Clubhouse - Six Stockton women met November 17, 1893 to begin a private club which they named Philomathean, which means "Lover of Learning." In 1910, members began planning a meeting place to call their own. W.E. Wood a local architect donated the plans for this rustic craftsman design featuring decorative stained glass. The building was completed in 1912.

Click to Enlarge 1029 N. Hunter St. - Oakwood Apartments

Click to Enlarge 1202 N. Hunter St.

Click to Enlarge 1240 N. Hunter St - Venetian Court Apartments (21 Units)

Click to Enlarge 1241 N. Hunter St. - McMurray Home - built in 1909. At one time occupied by Elihu B. Stowe, manager of Farmers Union and Milling Co., this Classic Revival home embodies the attempt to return to classic forms in architecture. In particular the detailed capitals atop the columns.

Click to Enlarge 1330 N. Hunter St. - Queen Anne House, built in 1899. This Queen Anne house is characterized by a turret topped with a witches cap peaked roof.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1335 N. Hunter St. - Dunne House - built in 1895 - Edward Dunne was a community pioneer and owner of a local shoe store. Eastlake, Stick, and Queen Anne styles were combined in the design of this building. Notice the collection of original stained glass windows.

Click to Enlarge 1421 N. Hunter St. - Former Green Brothers Pharmacy (1967)

Magnolia Street from 100 Block East

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135 E. Magnolia St. - Bennett Apartments - built in 1919. Designed by pioneer architect, Ralph P. Morell in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. This unique structure was home to many of Stockton’s well-respected citizens. It is designed so that no apartment directly faced another. There are 24 apartments. 18, 1bedrooms, and 6, studios - There was a complete rehabilitation into a 24 unit apartment houses for low income seniors completed in 1988. Received Stockton City Planning Commission Award of Excellence in November 7, 1989.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 205 E. Magnolia St. - Knox Baxter Sullivan mansion - built in 1910. Built by Lee A. Phillips, and designed by Edgar B. Brown, who is also known for designing the Stockton Hotel (1910) and the Children’s Home of Stockton (1912). This Craftsman style, shingle bungalow has been home for many prominent Stocktonians. Notice the old carriage house down the alley

Click to Enlarge 329 E. Magnolia St.

Poplar Street from 100 Block East

Click to Enlarge 144 E. Poplar Mary Pache home, 144 E Poplar

Click to Enlarge 347 E. Poplar St. - Barnett House - built in 1869. A former residence of real estate agent H. Barnett, this Cottage style house is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Stockton. At the turn of the century, Neoclassical alterations were added.

Rose Street from 100 Block East

Click to Enlarge 119 E. Rose St. - Giles Nursing Home - built in 1908. Originally built for Luke Peart, the manager of Heald’s Business School, this Queen Anne is composed of two houses. The back half was believed to have been moved from San Francisco to Stockton by way of the Delta.

San Joaquin Street from 700 Block North

Click to Enlarge 1106 N. San Joaquin St. - Buck House - built in 1892. Built for Judge George Buck. A beauty in its day, this house displays many of the characteristics of the Queen Anne style house.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1107 N. San Joaquin St. - Newell House - built in 1888. Built for Sidney Newell, and his wife Anna Elizabeth (Upslone). This is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Designed by Samuel & Joseph Newsom Architects. Newell was a prominent banker of Stockton Savings Bank and a Steamboat Company Executive

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1119 N. San Joaquin St. - Owen House - built in 1890. First owned by Charles Owen, a local music and jewelry store owner, this Queen Anne was sold in 1909 to William Brennan, the proprietor of a leading Livery Stable

Click to Enlarge 1120 N. San Joaquin St. - Levy House - built in 1893. Built for Max Levy, a prominent merchant, this Queen Anne displays turned posts, spool and spindle work, eyelid dormer and connected witches cap and finial

Click to Enlarge 1130 N. San Joaquin St. - Catts House - built in 1897. This was the residence of George E. Catts, the owner of Lauxen and Catts Furniture Store and the first president of the San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society which later founded the Haggin Museum in 1931. Original of this Queen Anne style house was remodeled in 1918 to resemble a Craftsman Shingle style.

Click to Enlarge 1143 N. San Joaquin St. - Ketcham House - built in 1890. This house was once the residence of General Thomas E. Ketcham, a Civil War veteran

Click to Enlarge 1230 N. San Joaquin St. - George Fox Residence - 1915 - Designed in 1915 by architect Franklyn Werner, this house was built at 122 E. Poplar St. it was moved on August 25, 2001 to 1230 N. San Joaquin St. Representative of the Craftsman bungalow style, the house was restored after the move and continues to be a handsome contributor to the Magnolia Historic District. Donated by Stockton City Council 2003

Click to Enlarge 1307 N. San Joaquin St.

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Click to Enlarge 1327 N. San Joaquin St.

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Sutter Street from 700 Block North

Click to Enlarge 934-938 N. Sutter St. - Gould & John's Tudor Flats. Built in 1924 in the Commercial Gothic Style. Designed by Allen and Young, local architects who helped design the Stockton Civic Auditorium (1924), and are also known for; Henry Apts. (1913), First Church of Christ, Scientist Building (1928) and the Jewish Community Center (1928). A Monograph Architecture of Glenn Allen & Chas. H. Young, Stockton, California

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 1045 N. Sutter St. - McGurk House - built in 1890. An outstanding example of Queen Anne Cottage style. Home of Dr. Raymond T. McGurk, who served on the Stockton Police Force and was a pioneer in X-Ray technology. In 1912 the portico was restyled.

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