Wilson Stone House: City of Riverside Landmark #75

Location: 3241 Mary St.
Date Established: 1929
Date Visited: 6/27/2014

wilsonsideThe plaque at the Wilson house states the following:
“Charles D. Wilson, a.k.a. Wellson, constructed this distinctive stone house in 1929 in a style that blends the more sophisticated Arts and Crafts ideal of using natural materials for enhancement with the regional tradition of using locally available river rock for construction. Mr. Wilson and his wife Nannie J. Wilson and his father C. Leland Wilson, for whom the adjacent side street is named, made it their home.”

The Arts and Crafts style is definitely noted in this bungalow style house in that it has that the signature porch, emphasis on woodwork, and exposed rafters that you see in many Arts and Crafts homes. The house also mixes in Tudor elements in the crown rockwork on the chimney, a distinctive archway at the top of the porch, and a steep gable roof.

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