THIS IS NOT A COMSTOCK!?
I am strolling up Santa Fe and I am “on a roll”. I have located and photographed 7 Hugh Comstock cottages this morning and am delighted. “Our House” is impossible to get good shots of from the street, so I snap a quick photo and go on. Wait a minute. There is a pink house on the other side of Santa Fe that has to be its twin.
I get some shots and post it incorrectly as the Comstock home called “The Twin on Palou” . I am way off. The “twin” is indeed on Palou St- not here on Santa Fe. This is not a Comstock! But this little pink cottage has so much charm that I am back again to examine it in more detail. This time I choose to walk down, and not up the steep hill. Yep. There it is peeking over the neighbors grape stake fence framed by their pink daisies
I love this color. Surely my Kansas City neighbors would not mind this color on my staid, gray Tudor!
A vine is being trained to clamber up the light.
Today , in Kansas City, I call City Hall to see if they can tell me who built the house. They are too busy but they give me the owner’s name so that I can contact her in San Francisco for more information. I will keep you posted. Now if I can just fine that darned Palou St.
Update: City Hall calls me to report that Mr. Brown bought this lot in 1926. They still do not have time to find the builder. But “you know who” was building his homes right down the street at this same time.