Monday, May 28, 2012

The Parsonage

5309 Julian Avenue began life as a private residence in the late 1910s.  From 1950 to 1973, it served as the home for ministers and their families for the Downey Avenue Christian Church.  This large American Four Square has many nice features including beautiful Arts and Crafts era stained-glass windows on either side of the fireplace.  The home looks much the same today although it has since been sheathed in white aluminum siding.  This photo was likely taken around 1950.


  1. I have incredibly fond memories of this home that my family bought from Rev. Wigman and his family. Then my family had it for 28 years to follow. Not to mention we had a young guardian spirit in our home. I miss that Old loving home like a long lost friend, every time I pass it I long to be in it, like a friendly hug. K.H.

  2. Thank you for your comments. It is such a lovely home. I would love to feature your family as well as your tenure was a lengthy one in the house. Do you have some photos that I could post? If so then drop me a note at It sounds like the house calls your name each time you drive or walk by. Thanks so much for your memories. Sincerely, Bill