Project Description

209 & 209 ½ 2nd St

Giovanni Baravetto, who built this house in 1915, immigrated from Italy at the turn of the century and worked in vineyards near Hollister before moving to Davis to work for the University Farm vineyards in 1911. This Craftsman Bungalow house and its associated tank house (which has been remodeled into a residence) served as the home of the Baravetto family until 1950 when it was sold as rental units. The house is a good example of a builder’s interpretation of the Craftsman home and is in an area of mixed housing styles and types, at the edge of a complex of early buildings.