Santa Paula historic residential areas

The stately historic homes of the Santa Paula Street residential district have attracted visitors for decades with their rich mix of architectural styles, rural elegance, and manicured grounds. The oldest homes date to the 1880s, reflecting the early prosperity of the city in oil and agriculture. Many were built by Santa Paula pioneers who contributed measurably to the prosperity and growth of the city. Early home builders like Teague, McKevett, Richardson, and Shively are still represented by descendants who live in Santa Paula today.

Victorian and Queen Anne architectural styles were popular in the late 1800s and are well represented among of the homes of the Santa Paula Street district. Colonial Revival was popular around 1900, followed by Craftsman-style in the 1910s and 1920s. Other styles were also constructed to suit the tastes of the builders, like Mediterranean and Italianate. Most of the historic homes in this residential district were built between 1885 and 1930.

Take time to enjoy the historic homes and oak trees of Santa Paula Street. Stroll or drive the main boulevard and don’t forget to explore the side streets. Bring your camera, too!

Santa Paula Street
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Virginia Street
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The Oaks
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Copyright 2006, City of Santa Paula, California
Photographs used in this website taken by Craig Mailloux, copyright 2006

 

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