623 Second Street East, Sonoma

The owners of this house hired Alice to assess the historic character of the house in anticipation of remodeling it.

George Lowell hired Adam Adler, a local carpenter and owner of the local lumber mill, to build this house in Sonoma’s eastside in 1911 in anticipation of Lowell’s marriage. The house was enlarged in 1952 with an addition on the rear. In 1956 the porch was infilled, a carport was added, a bay window was added and most of the windows were modified. Even though the house is over 110 years old and is within Sonoma’s Historic Overlay District, Alice determined that the house does not qualify as an historic resource because it no longer has enough physical integrity to convey its early 20th c origins as a “Craftsman” cottage.