Property Types, Architectural Styles, and Building Materials


Most of the buildings in the Pierson Place Historic District are single family houses. However, fifteen percent of the properties are multifamily complexes, comprised of collections of detached single family buildings, duplexes, triplexes, and four-plexes. A range of architectural styles reflects several decades of build out. Early neighborhood styles include Bungalows and a number of different period revivals. English Cottages, Pueblo Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Southwest Style houses are all found within the neighborhood. Early modern designs, including an Art Modern house and several International Style houses, are also found in Pierson Place. In the late 1930s and 1940s, and the early 1950s, the district continued to build out with modern Ranch Styles. The Transitional Ranch, French Provincial, Early, and Simply Ranch sub styles are well represented in the neighborhood.

In addition, a palette of exterior wall and roof materials also exists within the proposed historic district. While most buildings have roofs sheathed with asphalt shingles (77 percent), built up roofs, wood, asbestos shingles, and tiles are also used. Brick is the most common wall material, found on 56 percent of the houses. Adobe is used in the construction of three percent of the houses, and block and frame wood with shingles, siding, or stucco are also typical of materials found in Pierson Place.