Local Register of Historic Resources

H.P. #250
Fairweather HomeJohn Fairweather Home (ca. 1905)

248 Van Ness Avenue
Neoclassical cottage

This home is an important contributor to the streetcar suburb that developed in 1902 with the opening of the Forthcamp Line. It is associated with John Fairweather, who was the publisher of the Reedley Exponent, a Justice of the Peace, and a member of the California State Assembly for one term (1898-1900). The house also is a charming example of the American Foursquare type, and is distinctive in its application of ornamentation and features reflecting several styles, including Neoclassical, Prairie, Colonial Revival, and Shingle.

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