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ORDINANCE NO. 1702 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE <br />AFFECTING ZONE CHANGE NO. 72 FROM R -1D, RM:5 -12, C -2, <br />AND 0 to R -1D -LHP, RM:5 -12 -LHP, C -2 -LHP AND 0 -LHP <br />(UNIVERSITY /EDELEN HISTORIC DISTRICT) <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ORDAINS: <br />SECTION I. <br />The district delineated on the attached map is hereby designated historically and <br />culturally significant as the University /Edelen Historic District HD -86 -1. <br />SECTION II. <br />The district - is designated to be historically, architecturally, or aesthetically <br />significant for the reasons listed below: <br />A. Property: University /Edelen District Boundaries: <br />North - Saratoga Avenue <br />South - Main Street <br />East - Los Gatos Creek <br />West - Old Southern Pacific Railroad <br />(see map - Exhibit A) <br />B. Historic designation no.: HD -86 -1 <br />C. Description of designation: District <br />D. Description of characteristics which justify - the designation: <br />Historical: <br />e Un v rsity /Edelen area was originaly part of the Mason Tract. In September <br />1880 the area was subdivided into 5 parcels ranging from 6.75 acres to 10 acres. <br />These parcels were further subdivided and became the Miles /Edelen Subdivision <br />(The Vineyard Lots), the Hagerty Subdivision, the Quick Subdivision, the <br />Bentley /Pierce Subdivision and the Engrish Subdivision which created the lots <br />forming the University /Edelen Area. these subdivisions predated the turn of the <br />century: <br />Architecture The predominance of Victorian architecture, including informal <br />wood frame cottages and impressive homes, intermixed with bungalow style cottages <br />built somewhat later along with numerous commercial structures of all ages and <br />styles reflect the history and development of the district. The few ranch and <br />contemporary styles of more recent construction in the district blend well and <br />contribute to a sense of continuity over time. Ind'iv'idual architectural <br />distinction is not as important in a historic district as - the neighborhood entity <br />created. The University /Edelen district has easily identifiable boundaries which <br />adds to its perception as a distinct neighborhood. <br />Significant Residential Structures: <br />Harry Perrin Home - 315 University Avenue: This house is estimated to have been <br />built in 1895. The original owners were Harry and Theresa Perrin. Mr. Perrin <br />was a brick mason and contractor and built the house with his own hands for his <br />bride. They sold the house in 1906. Mr. Perrin later constructed the revetments <br />for the Presidio of San Francisco. The house has been called "Honeymoon House." <br />The home is an excellent example of romanesque style architecture. <br />