National Register of Historic Places in Sacramento County

National Register #03000614: William Ehrhardt House in Elk Grove
15 October 2022
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National Register #03000614
William Ehrhardt House
Dartmoor Way and Percheron Drive
Elk Grove
Built 1914

The William Ehrhardt House was built as a dwelling and was used for this purpose from 1914 to 2001. Ehrhardt ordered this kit home from a catalog in 1913, and it was shipped by rail and then brought by wagon to Ehrhardt's 160-acre ranch. Ehrhardt, with help from two neighbors, built the house. It sits in its original location nestled among two hundred year old Black Oak Trees.

The house is a good example of the American Foursquare (also known as the Prairie Box) style of architecture stemming from Frank Lloyd Wright's post-Victorian Prairie architecture. Characteristics of the style include:

  • a simple box shape with predominantly horizontal lines
  • four-room floor plans on two stories
  • a low-hipped roof with a deep overhang and a large central dormer
  • full-width porches with wide stairs
  • simple trims
  • cornice-line brackets
  • stone, brick or wood siding.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

The ranch is gone, replaced by single-family houses. The restored house and a few oak trees survive in a pretty little park named Ehrhardt Oaks Park.

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