Carlton House – Kings

According to mechanic’s lien records, this house is built of solid stone faced in a polychromatic pattern of light and dark sandstone, limestone and petrified wood. One of the largest and most impressive houses in Riverside, the structure has a complex asymmetrically massed plan based on the L-plan with a two-story hipped wing and a projecting front gable penetrated by a large trefoil win¬dow. Adjacent to the gable is an arcaded shed-roofed porch. The red tile roof and the low-lying picturesque collection of forms gives the house a Spanish/Mediterranean feeling. Thomas E. and Myrtle Carlton built the house in 1937. C.G. Lankford prepared the plans and Julius R. Kronberg was the builder. Mr. Carlton was a teacher at Handley Senior High School.

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