Featuring Period Revival and Bungalow style homes, Ashland Place was developed in the 1920s by Dwight B. Heard when smaller lots were highly sought after in response to Heard’s “Los Olivos” neighborhood.
There are several sweet historic neighborhoods on the east side of central and Ashland Place Historic District is certainly one. Below we have information about the history, homes, architecture and current conditions of Ashland Place Historic District.
Ashland Place Historic District… a brief history
Ashland Place Historic District is made up of 3 separately plated subdivisions from the 1920’s and 30’s: Ashland Place, Ashland Park and Monterey. Let’s take a look at each of these.
Ashland Place is the largest contributing subdivision in the historic district. It was created (platted) in May of 1924 by Greene & Griffin Real Estate Investment Company and Mr. Arthur Smith. The original plat map shows 76 lots while current tax records show just 53.
Historical articles tell us Ashland Place was a hit for the investors. Unlike many subdivisions of the time, Green & Griffin controlled the design and development of the neighborhood through one of their other companies, Home Builders Inc.
Home Builders was possibly the most prolific builders of the time. According to historical records completed over 800 homes in the downtown region. Ashland Place shows fine examples of period revival style homes including Tudor, Pueblo, Mission, Southwest and more.
Ashland Park is a small subdivision with just 11 lots. It was platted in 1936 by three parties, Ella Jane Jones, Ervin & Christi Atkerson and The N. Central Investment Company. Ashland Park has smaller homes built in the late 1930’s.
Monterey, the last of the subdivisions forming Ashland Place Historic District, was created in 1936. The Atkerson’s along with Blain & Edith Alexander platted Monterey Subdivision. Monterey is most noted for the LDS Chapel. This place of worship, constructed in 1938-1939, is an interesting mix of American Colonial and Italian Renaissance and is an obvious hallmark of the neighborhood. An interesting observation about the neighborhood is that most of the homes are listed with Historic Preservation as being of the Monterey Revival style and the subdivision is called Monterey; Coincidence or on purpose?
Ashland Place Historic District Today.. the homes, a video tour and houses for sale.
Ashland Place Historic District offers a fine selection of period revival homes with several great southwestern and Tudor style homes. Among the most interesting are a few rare “Mission Revival” style homes.
By today’s standards, the homes in Ashland are not very large, however the lots are well sized. Many homes have been updated and the neighborhood in general shows great pride of ownership.
Since Ashland Place lies between Central and 3rd Street, light rail access is very close. The makes it a very walk-able neighborhood with WalkScores in the 75 range… that’s urban living. Add proximity to the Heard Museum and sweet nearby neighborhoods like Alvarado and life here is very special.
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