911 Drake Road

Description
While this is clearly documented as one of the early houses in The Circles, the exact date and background remains a mystery fitting the Hollywood era. The old photo is consistent with the 1930s. A landscaped pond from the period and the remains of the adjoining garden gate provide interesting clues.
Nevertheless, the architectural story is complicated by the time and details. Americans traveling in the early 1900s had a renewed interest in European revival styles, which could include a mix of Spanish and Italiante motifs. Most common were the stucco exteriors, semi-circular windows, and black wrought iron railings. All of the European influenced elements are present here, but other aspects complicate the analysis. The roof materials and pitch are not clearly a single revival style.

Architectural Style
Spanish/Italianate Revival

Date(s) of Construction
1930s