Ventura Landmark Homes

Ventura Landmark Homes

Jacques Roos House 82 S. Ash Street

Build 1892, Designated March 17, 1980

Jacques Roos House

Jacques Roos, President of the Great Eastern Company, had this house built in 1892. It is a pattern house built in the Queen Anne cottage style with significant Eastlake influences.  The Eastlake elements are clear in the elaborately turned porch columns, spindle work and balustrade. The fine craftsmanship of this house can be seen in the meticulous detail, including elaborate sunburst patterns and flower designs in the shingles, bargeboard, and frieze. The windows make use of attractive flashed glass and are outlined by half columns. The Queen Anne influence is seen in the multi-gables and bays.  This house is significant as the most elaborate example of Queen Anne cottage to be found in the City of Ventura .  The house was originally designated as the Wilson House in 1980.  The name derived from A. E. Wilson, a clerk at the Great Eastern Department Store, who lived in the house in 1910-1911. When additional information identified the owner as Jacque Roos, the designated name was changed in 1991.