This district contains an unusually homogenious cluster of four Medieval Revival buildings on a curving one-block street. Constructed between 1919 and 1926, they exemplify the first importation of a European-derived style following World War I: Chateauesque architecture based primarily on French prototypes and brought to Long Beach by returning veterans, as well as Tudor Revival, based on English prototypes. The street is named after the Lowe family, who originally owned the land and used it as a flower farm in the early 20th century. Chateauesque architectural style was popular as apartment buildings back in the early 1920s, featuring steeply pitched roofs, protruding turrets, finials, and dormer windows.
230, 260, 280 Junipero Avenue
2202, 2220, 2230 Lowena Drive
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