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705 N. Richman Avenue
1929: Cottage Style

Abbott HouseThis house is an outstanding example of a Cottage style. Only a few other residences of its type are of similar quality in Fullerton. The wooden shingles of the high-pitched gable roofing have been applied in an imitation of thatching. The spaces above the main windows are decorated with stucco relief, most notably over the northern window in the front fa├žade. This residence is very much like the Henry Kroeger House at 901 East Chapman Avenue in its footprint, exterior treatment and detailing.

The house was constructed by Clinton Abbott, who was a prolific local builder and known for his excellent craftsmanship. This house, like many at the time, was built with no buyer in place. It was opened to the public in April 1929, for inspection and sale, complete with furnishings. When no quick sale was made, Mr. Abbott took up residency in the house, staying there until 1934.

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