Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Morgan and Hoover, Architects (firm); Ira Wilson Hoover (architect); Julia H. Morgan (architect)

Dates: constructed 1909

Julia Morgan designed this house for her sister, Emma North (born c. 1874 in CA) and her husband, Hart (born c. 1871 in CA), who worked in 1910 as a government official. In 1910, the house was one of the earliest dwellings on Prospect Street. In 1920, the US Census indicated that Hart North worked as a farmer of "fruit, grain and stock." In 1930, Hart North's occupation was a noted as an "attorney at law."

In 1910, the Norths had no children, and one Chinese servant, Lee Kee. In 1920, the Norths had one son, Morgan, (born c. 1915 in CA); in 1920, they had a mortgage on the house, and did not own it outright. They continued to live in this residence until 1930, at least, when it had an approximate appraised value of $10,000. In 1930, Eliza W. Morgan (born c. 1845 in NY), age 85, lived in a house next door to the Norths, at 2410 Prospect Street; this house had an appraised value of $20,000 in 1930, a sizeable amount.

PCAD id: 13078