NR Description – Spanish Mission

The Spanish Mission style is rare in the West End, but its two main examples are both prominent buildings. The major example is the circa 1921 Kerner E. Shore House (487), a large two-story stuccoed house which displays a green tile hip roof with matching front dormer, overhanging eaves with shaped rafter ends, balconied windows, arched openings, and parapeted wings. In the spirit of eclecticism, the interior contains Colonial Revival and Gothic Revival details. The 1920’s Apartment Building (28) at 72 West End Boulevard is a more simple yet nicely detailed, version of the style. Primary features of the white stuccoed building include a green-tile pent-eave at the roofline with a shaped parapet above, scrolled brackets, and a round-arched balconied window above the central entrance. A grand entrance to the building is provided by the split flights of granite steps which rise from the street corner.

National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination (1987)