John A. Knapp House, Weslaco, 1939, R. Newell Waters

Southern California proffered a new suburban house type: the California ranch house. The Weslaco architect R. Newell Waters produced a California ranch type house for the Weslaco car dealer John A. Knapp in 1939 that was so faithful to the type that it was photographed for the Los Angeles-based Architectural Digest magazine in 1940 by Maynard L. Parker.

Stephen Fox

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