City of San Diego Historic Site No. 760, The Fannie and Leoti Howard House
Built in March 1911 for owner Fannie Howard, this home remains a distinctive example of the Craftsman Bungalow style of architecture. The Craftsman Bungalow style became the “dominant style for smaller houses built throughout the country…from about 1905 until the early 1920s. The style originated in Southern California, which was the location of most “landmark examples”. The houses were inspired primarily by the work of brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, MIT graduates who practiced together from 1893 through 1914. They were influenced by ideas seen in England’s Arts and Crafts Movement, oriental wooden architecture, the manual arts, and Prairie style architecture.