Built primarily in 1924, the homes in this district show the rapid growth of the City of Long Beach during this time. According to building permit records, this was the record year for building activity in the City. Wilton Street, which sits near Signal Hill, saw a population boom and spike in demand for housing due to the huge oil strike in 1921. Most of the homes in the district were purchased immediately and fullyoccupied by 1925. The homes, uniform in design, reflect an early phase of the Spanish Colonial revival style with Mission Revival overtones. Some of the shared architectural features in these homes include flat roofs with a front porch and exterior patio, stepped parapets with elevated corners reminiscent of towers. They are all one-story structures, roughly 900 to 1,000 square feet in size.
3800-3926 Wilton Street
Between Termino and Grand Avenues
1634 Grand Avenue and 1637 Termino Avenue
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HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN WILTON STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
(Not necessarily C21 Award Listings)
Most recent home sold in the Wilton Street Historic District was 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1596 square feet on 16 June 2021 for $780,000