National Register of Historic Places in Placer County

El Toyon in Auburn
6 October 2016
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National Register #10000118
El Toyon
211 Brook Road
Built 1889

El Toyon, an example of the Shingle Style of architecture, is a three story, single family residence, which incorporates all of the irregular shapes and multi levels associated with the Shingle Style and brings harmony to the overall affect with uniform shingle sheathing and subdued additional decorative detailing.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 2011.

The toyon is an evergreen tree native to California. Also called the Christmas Berry Tree, it has white flowers in summer and red berries in winter. Under ideal conditions, it can grow to twenty feet in height.

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