Walk Report — An Architectural History Tour
We forgot the cameras, but had another well-attended walk. We had about 45 people join our architectural exploration of Sebastopol’s homes and businesses. From the Plaza, we toured the older storefronts on Main Street, then headed for the Queen Anne Victorian-heavy neighborhoods of the Morris Addition (North High, Wilton and West Streets) and Raup’s First Addition (Florence Avenue). Next came a stop at the PWA Modern Parkside Elementary School designed by Santa Rosa architect C.A. Caulkins, Jr., then to the Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival gems in the Calder, Valle View and Laguna Vista neighborhoods encompassing South High, Calder, Vine and Maple. The owners of the newest house on South High graciously gave us a tour of their Sustainable/Industrial house before we headed back toward the Plaza with a brief stop at the Streamline Moderne medical office next to the Post Office — another of Caulkin’s buildings.