National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County

National Register #80000824:  Bradley V. Sargent House 25 May 2018
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National Register #80000824
Bradley V. Sargent House
154 Central Avenue
Built 1896

The Bradley V. Sargent house in Salinas is an excellent example of changing tastes in architecture at the turn of the 20th century in rural California. The design was a major departure from local Victorian buildings of the time and may have been the catalyst for the adoption and wide popularity of a colonial decorative vocabulary in the local building trades.

The house is, perhaps, the most fully realized expression of the early modified colonial style of architect William H. Weeks.

Weeks' genius lay in his arrangement and massing of large volumes to which the embellishments are always subservient and in his unerring rightness of proportion. He drew on his thorough grounding in world architecture to combine elements from disparate styles and cultures.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1980.

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