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Five more homes honored in Grass Valley

The Heritage Home Awards program, in its ninth year, recognizes homes that have been determined by the Grass Valley Historical Commission to have historical and architectural significance.

On Friday, the owners of five homes joined those who have been honored in previous years, as the commission hosted an award ceremony and afternoon tea at the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Since 1998, Grass Valley has annually presented the owners of five homes within the original 1872 township with a bronze-cast historic resource plaque – in recognition and appreciation for their efforts to maintain and/or restore their historic homes.



This year’s recipients included:

• 216 Pleasant Street, Nob Hill neighborhood; owner: Sharon Griffiths. Built in 1891, this pyramidal style Folk Victorian was owned and inhabited by the Nettell family, natives of Cornwall, England, and remained in the family for approximately 70 years.




• 322 South Church Street, Ohio Hill neighborhood; owner: Enrique and Katherine Guerrero. This side-gabled, two-story Folk Victorian with a one-story, wrap-around porch was built in 1897 by M.C. Taylor.

• 415 W. Main St., Nob Hill neighborhood; owner: Harvey and Jeannine Diemer. The current multilevel structure was built in 1890. The Horan family arrived in the Grass Valley area sometime between 1851 and 1854. 1871 James Horan was deeded the lot at 415 W. Main.

• 118 Chester St., Eureka Heights neighborhood; owner: Mary Lee Good. This is a classic white Queen Ann Victorian, with a dominant front facing gable that has decorative patterned shingles and cutaway bay with corner brackets. On Aug. 21, 1950, The Union reported that Albert Wells Quick died quietly at his home at 118 Chester St., where he had lived for 43 years.

• 354 S. Church St., Ohio Hill neighborhood; owner: Georgie Coulter. This home was built in 1936 in the fanciful Cotswood Cottage style, which is a popular subtype of the Tudor Revivial style. This was the home to Stuart and Edith Chalmers. Mr. Chalmers moved to Grass Valley in 1930.

Past recipients of the Grass Valley Home Heritage Award:

1998

506 Linden Ave.; 511 W. Main St.; 208 Townsend St.; 229 Chapel St.; 519 Walsh St.

1999

652 Linden Ave.; 428 W. Main St.; 220 Colfax Ave.; 515 W. Main St.; 310 Henderson St.

2000

388 Mill St.; 118 Townsend St.; 225 Chapel St.; 127 Race St.; 307 S. Auburn St.

2001

636 Linden Ave.; 111 Conaway Ave.; 418 Kate Hayes St.; 319 Neal St.; 400 W. Main St.

2002

318 Neal St.; 602 W. Main St.; 505 W. Main St.; 429 Henderson St.; 129 Richardson St.

2003

315 Pleasant St.; 135 Carpenter St.; 130 Richardson St.; 510 W. Main St.; 306 Kidder Ave.

2004

374 Mill St.; 107 Mohawk St.; 303 Chapel St.; 505 Linden Ave.; 123 Race St.

2005

203 Pleasant St.; 153 Race St.; 128 High St.; 104 Walsh St.; 257 S. Auburn St.


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