National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County
Most residential construction in Salinas up to 1896 found expression in the later Victorian styles, especially Queen Anne.
The Sargent house is an excellent example of changing tastes in rural California at the end of the 19th century. Designed by William H. Weeks, it is perhaps the most fully realized expression of his early "modified colonial" style.
Weeks had in fact employed some of the design concepts he used in the Sargent House on remodeling earlier Victorian residences in the Pajaro and Salinas Valleys including the Porter-Vallejo Mansion in Pajaro and the Kelly-Thompson House in Watsonville (destroyed).
In both structures, Weeks successfully appended Norman towers and a variety of detail found in the fully realized Sargent House, including:
Adapted from the NRHP nomination.