Perkins/Claberg, House

The Front
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The Perkins Residence was built in 1887 by Danish born Jens Rasmussen, a local carpenter living in Oxnard at the time. The house was an unusual combination of Queen Anne architecture external link (with its ornate gables, flat spindle work verandas, and a multi-gabled roofline) and Stick-style architecture external link (the patterned wood walls seen especially in the front bay window).


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:14 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101114_8690BCX
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Front Doors
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The front doors featured a shield in each face. The doors were locked that morning, and a closed clothing shop was located inside.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:52 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101152_8692BCX
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Clothing Shop
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Inside the Perkins/Claberg House was a clothing shop selling clothes in the style of the 1800's. That morning, a rack of on-sale clothing stood in the center of the shop.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:12:05 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101205_8693BCX
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A Corner Office
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Across from the clothing store was a corner office. A desk rested in the bay windows.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:12:16 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101216_8694BCX
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The Bay Window
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The corner Bay window behind which was an office. This bay window illustrated the Stick-style as evident on the patterned wood walls.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:43 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #102543_8733BCX
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The Right Side
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The right side of the Perkins/Claberg House relative to its front. Perkins came from Ohio in 1880 to direct sheep and farm operations for Thomas Bard, and had the house built in 1887. The Claberg's, a pioneer family, were the second owners and resided in it from 1920 to 1980.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:59 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #102559_8734BCX
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Rear Entry
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The rear entry for the Perkins/Claberg House. Stella Claberg, one of the daughters, collected plants from all over the world and grew them in the gardens surrounding the house.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:11 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #102611_8735BCX
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Basement Entry
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To the right of the rear stairs was an entry to the basement. Stairs led down under the rear porch. When the house was moved here from its original location at 464 Pleasant Valley Road, Oxnard, its basement was moved as well.


Perkins/Claberg House (built 1887)   •  Architect/Builder: Jens Rasmussen   •  Heritage Square, Oxnard, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 December 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:25 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #102625_8736BCX
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