September 25, 2014 September 25, 2014

The Story of Frank Delos Wolfe, Noted Architect

Discover homes in San Benito County designed by Wolfe

San Jose architect Frank Delos Wolfe was one of the most prolific architects in the country at the turn of the 20th century, responsible for as many as 1,000 structures in Northern California, including San Benito County.

From the Wapple House in 1908 to the Paicines Ranch in 1913 to a number of Mediterranean Revival homes in the 1920s, Frank Wolfe helped shape the residential landscape of Hollister and its surroundings. One of his earliest Prairie homes was built in Hollister in 1912 for Gertrude Wapple's parents, Mary and Thomas McCloskey.

Krista Van Laan is the author of the new book, "Frank Delos Wolfe: California Prairie Architecture," and on September 24, she will present the story of the Prairie homes and the clients who commissioned them, with a focus on the work Wolfe did in San Benito County. Signed books will be available for $39.95 for those who wish to purchase them.

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