pierpont

by kathy
(ventura)

I was wondering if anyone knew the history of the pierpont area, I just bought a 1951 duplex. I heard these were built for the seabees, or were these just a houseing development? I know there is a few beautiful adobes in the area, some with tudor styling. any history on these?

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Nov 19, 2015
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Pierpont
by: Anonymous

i'm not sure about the history of Pierpont, but I've heard that the Spanish style Adobe homes were built in the 1920's for oil workers and families during the oil rush when so many people came out west during the oil boom. I just bought a Tudor home in midtown built in 1929, so charming. You can go to the records library at the Ventura Museum to find out info/history on your home, which is what I will be doing very soon. Good luck!

Feb 26, 2016
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pierpont bay architecture
by: tag

The homes in the Pierpont Bay area were to be various European and cottage style as the street names imply. Several examples of them still exist in various conditions or remodel and restoration, a few still in the pierpont area and a few that have been moved to midtown Ventura and elsewhere around town. There are a few on Channel that were moved from what was the area that is the current state beach and was part of the tract development. Though the state beach "lanes" were named with Spanish Names. But there were not a lot of them as the Pierpont Bay Association that was the start of the Pierpont development went defunct around the time of the depression. Since then, there have been several different trends by builders and property owners over the decades.

You will also notice that some of the houses built before 1970 have front doors that are reversed from the lanes, as there used to be walkways or "courts" between the lanes which meant that the front door of the house faced the"courts" - these courts or pathways to the beach were abandoned in the early 70's with the annexation of Pierpont (from the center divider on the blvd towards the ocean) to the city of Ventura.

You can see similar layout and courts still exist in Oxnard Shores.

The developer of Pierpont Frank Meline Co. out of Los Angeles completed several other planned communities along the coast south of Los Angeles "A model Colony" as the CC&R's for the Pierpont Bay Association HOA labeled itself.




Mar 01, 2016
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Pierpont neighborhood
by: Anonymous

Thank you Tag, very interesting,,,, I know that your home is on New Bedford right? It looks like one of the oldest in the neighborhood. Just beautiful! On Bath we have a large white one that looks like an old adobe. Very cool. Our property still has the sidewalk in the back yard, which I guess was the front yard. So much interesting history,,, just love the whole neighborhood!

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