Drs. Love & McGinnis Residence

2063 Oak Street

Date: 1926
Architect: Henry. J. Klutho
Builder: Charles J. Davis, Jr.

Capturing a Venetian flavor, this striking building is Klutho’s best Mediterranean-Revival design. Its five-sided configuration takes advantage of its prominent corner location. The main entrance at the intersection of Oak and Goodwin streets is dramatized by an arcaded front porch and columned balcony. The deft interplay of angles and arches is continued on the interior of the building as well, with few of the rooms being rectangular in shape. The house was originally built for Dr. James Love and Dr. R. H. McGinnis, who had their offices on the first floor and their living quarters on the second floor. Noteworthy ornamental features on the exterior are the lotus motifs on the porch and balcony columns, cast-stone medallions, triple arched windows, and decorative wrought iron grilles on the attic and basement vents and on several of the windows. Perhaps better than any other house in Riverside and Avondale, this house captures the exotic mood of the Mediterranean region.


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