|7. Residence, 1923
506 Adelaide Dr.
2004 photo - 506 Adelaide Dr
1994 photo - 506 Adelaide Drive
Spanish Colonial Revival Built 1923 by Robert R. Jones, John Byers, architect. Photographed 1986
Byers, circa 1923 - 326 Adelaide Drive
Photo Sonya Sones 1982
| Rumor has it that the original
John Byers design for this structure called for it to be a Spanish Colonial
Revival building with a red-tiled roof . The property has been extensively
remodeled once with a Craftsman feel –now it’s Mediterranean.
It looks nothing like anything else Byers has done, but they say the bones
are his. This property is deemed a structure of merit, but not a landmark.
Due west of 506 Adelaide Dr. are the infamous "Stairs". There
are two sets of stairs on Adelaide Drive; wooden ones at 7th St. and the
more popular concrete ones at 4th St. The concrete stairs are 189 steps
from sea level to Adelaide. A local institution for the past few decades,
the Stairs are mainly for rigorous exercise, but the views are fabulous,
and it’s been known as a pick-up spot.