Photo by Dennis Evanosky. Edward Childs built this home in 1880 for Adolph Schnabel. The design combines elements of the Stick style with the Second-Empire style’s mansard roof.

The Second Empire Style and its Signature Roof

Jun 05,2014

In 1880 Adolph H. Schnabel hired Edward Childs to build a home for him at 2233 Santa Clara Ave. The federal census, taken in June of that year, shows Adolph and his brother Augustus living in Otto Beck’s hotel on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

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Courtesy Pacific Northwest Painters & Construction The removal and replacement of a Victorian-era home’s dry-rotted stairs requires some special handling. Learn tricks of the trade at a lecture set for this Sunday.

Learn to Care for Victorian-era Homes

Apr 10,2014

In an effort to inform homeowners as to the best practices for preserving historic homes, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) will be present a discussion titled, “The Mysteries of Paint Protection” this Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

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