Historic Districts: Huntington Boulevard

Coates HomeW. D. Coates Home (1928)

3901 E. Huntington Boulevard
French Eclectic
W. D. Coates, Architect

This home is known on the boulevard as the “Witches House.”This French Eclectic style home is identified through its character-defining feature of the round tower with conical roof which serves as the principle entrance. The residence was completed in 1928 and was designed by the owner, architect W.D. Coates. The contractors were Shorb and Meads. From 1909 to 1911 Coates served as the California State Architect. He then entered private practice with H. B. Traver. In 1914 the firm moved to Fresno, where they continued to practice until 1925.

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