04 March 2004

A classic American streetcar suburb

A “steep roof” Colonial Revival
house on Woolsey Street
(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

The newsletter issue currently being mailed to BAHA members features an illustrated article on Ashby Station. The article describes not the BART facility but the area surrounding it, its history and architecture.

Developed over a brief period following the introduction of the electric streetcar, the Ashby Station area maintains an especially pleasing architectural continuity, consisting in large part of variations on the Colonial Revival motif.

The online version of the article includes historic photographs of the “Shattuck” and“ Lorin” streetcars and new color photos of select buildings in the Ashby Station neighborhood.