Ventura Landmark Homes

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Franz Residence 31 N. Oak Street

Built 1879, Designated March 29, 1976

Franz Residence

The Emanuel Franz House, built in 1879, is the only remaining unaltered example of Urban Italianate architecture from the 1870’s to be found in the City. The house was built for Emanuel Franz, an Austrian immigrant who operated one of the first mercantile businesses on Main Street , just a half block from his home. Franz and his new bride moved into the house in 1880. All of their six children were born in the house. The Franz family owned the house continuously until 1975.  Located at 31 N. Oak Street , it has an interesting front stoop and widow's watch.  Designated on March 29, 1976 and placed on the National Register June 25, 1982