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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Eastside Property: 122-year-old Atwater home recalls Riverdale days

Photo from CRISNET/MLS

Most of the Spanish Colonial-style homes and storybook cottages that line the streets of Atwater Village were built in the 1920s and 1930. Those homes are relative newbies compared to this newly listed three-bedroom home in the 4000 block of  Baywood Street. The farmhouse-like structure was built in 1890, according to the listing and city records.  It’s not clear if the house was built somewhere else and later moved on to the block but its location north of Chevy Chase Drive  puts it one of  the earliest parts of the neighborhood to be developed, according to an Atwater history  posted by the Friends of Awater Village. In fact, at the time the house 122-year-old house was built, there really was no community known as Atwater – the area near the river was called Riverdale – and Baywood Street was known and Eucalyptus Street.

How much to own a piece of pre-20th Century Atwater/Riverdale? Asking price is $454,000, according to Redfin.



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