Thursday, February 19, 2015

Downtown Hollister Historic District: 738 - 750 San Benito Street

Do you think this is one building or two?

I thought it was two, too.

According to the National Register of Historic Places, this two-story commercial building in the Downtown Hollister Historic District was constructed around 1922. It actually has a flat roof. Somewhere along the line, an owner added the false-front gable roof on the "white" building.

The one detail that unifies the white and brown parts of the building is the band of tiles along its foot. Of course, you could say that the band brick tiles is the tying grace of the three buildings on this part of the 700 block of San Benito Street, between South Street and Swope Alley. Take a look: 730 San Benito Street and 756 San Benito Street.

Today, the occupants of the three storefronts in this white and brown building are:

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