Historical Houses of Ventura, California
Ventura Historical Houses
Historical Houses. My first experience of a large number of historical houses was when I first visited San Francisco and saw the Victorian homes on a hill. Many had porches. What a delight to have a porch where you could rock and sip a drink in the summer time. I remember as a kid visiting one of my dad brothers in Washington. They lived in Seattle and had a big house with a porch. It made such an impression on me.
I love the house featured here (Mary Mitchell House). The center window reminds me of a chess piece. It is one of many historical homes left in Ventura which reminds of the pioneers who settled this country.
Taylor McCord House
House to the right - located on Thompson Boulevard, Ventura
The Olivas Adobe Historical Park is owned and operated by the City of Ventura. On the site is the Casa Grande, Great House, which is part of the extensive Rancho San Miguel property awarded to Raymundo Olivas as part of a Mexican Land Grant in 1842, by then Mexican Governor, Juan Bautista Alvarado. The site also has a smaller casa, built around 1865 that served many purposes and is presently part of a two million dollar retro-fitting and rehabilitation of both structures. The large house, built with adobe bricks, represents the Monterey Style so common with the wealthy during the California Rancho Period when the state was part of Mexico. The casa grande is furnished with period pieces and other décor representing the Victorian time frame. Olivas by the City of Ventura
By: Trip Advisor - Historical Buildings, Ventura
Ghosts in Ventura
Mary Mitchell House
Richardsonian Romanesque: Characterized by castle-like appearance, rough-faced, squared stonework cladding, towers with conical roofs, asymmetrical faÃ§ade.
OTHER PERIOD HOUSES:
Anglo-American, English, and French Period Houses
Colonial Revival 1880 - 1955
Neoclassical 1895 - 1950
Tudor 1890 - 1940
Chateauesque 1880 - 1910
Beaux Arts 1885 - 1930
French Eclectic 1915 - 1945
Mediterranean Period Houses
Italian Renaissance 1890 - 1935
Mission 1890 - 1920
Spanish Eclectic 1915 - 1940
Monterey 1925 - 1955
Pueblo Revival 1910 - Present
Prairie 1900 - 1920
Craftsman 1905 - 1930
Modernistic 1920 - 1940
International 1925 - Present
Home on Thompson Boulevard, Ventura
Downtown Ventura Apartments
PIRU MANSION - Queen Ann Style Home - On Park St., In Piru (Ventura County), California
Reno 911, a TV series, was the first client permitted to shoot film at the Mansion in four years of requests. The Mansion has been used in many films and TV products, including:
Mansion first floor
Newhall Mansion First Floor
* Murder, She Wrote
* The Incredible Hulk
* Charlie's Angels
* American Wedding
* Reno 911
* and many more
Notable actors appearing in films shot at the Newhall Mansion include Shelley Winters, June Allyson, Buddy Ebsen, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Duvall, Patty Duke, James Garner, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Jones, John Larroquette and others.
The Mansion is located just 15 minutes from Valencia and the Santa Paula airport, 30 minutes from the beach at Ventura, and 40-55 minutes from both the Burbank Airport and LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
Visit their web site: Piru Mansion
Back View Piru Queen Ann Style Mansion - Ventura County, CA
House on Santa Clara Street, Ventura
Loving those windows!
Poli Street, Ventura
Downtown Ventura (off Main St.)
Too many trees and bushes. It takes away from the home.
Simple - But Nice Porch
Needs Some Tender Loving Care
A Church - Part of The Community
Kalorama Street, Ventura
Bed and Breakfast
Poli Street, Ventura
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GREAT site. If you plan on doing any remodeling on an old house, stop here first. Great links on repair, planning ideas, how-tos, tools and products and more.
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Beautiful Home With A Wrap Around Porch