The 1912 Construction Boom

The B.R. Zimmerman residence, 310 N. Roop St., Susanville.

1912 was an exciting time in Susanville with the anticipation of the arrival of the railroad. There was housing building boom. There were more houses constructed in Susanville in 1912, than the previous eleven years combined! It also ushered in a new architectural style, the bungalow, and the days of the Queen Anne style were over.

Interior of the Zimmerman residence. Both photographs courtesy of the B.R. Zimmerman Collection


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