Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Marston, Sylvanus B., Architect (firm); Sylvanus Boardman Marston (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907

The Thomas House was Marston's first commission, obtaiend while he was still an architecture student at Cornell University. He designed this small house for a Cornell engineering professor who, like Marston, hailed from Pasadena, CA. He designed a two-story, shingled residence for Thomas, Colonial Revival in style, with fifteen rooms; faculty residential areas in many places--including Berkeley, CA, and Palo Alto, CA--also had many similar unobtrusive, brown-shingle dwellings, most with simpler, more modern forms than those of the Queen Anne.

PCAD id: 7270