Anderson W. King Home


The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc.
Heritage Award 1983

Anderson W. King Home
420 East Fern Avenue

This tall two and one-half story residence is an excellent example of an orange grove home built in the 1890’s. An 1892 Citrograph mentions that “Anderson King is building a neat residence on Fern Avenue between Cajon and Reservoir Streets.

The home has a high gable comprising the third level which consists of two rooms. Exterior treatment of the gable is of wood fish scale shingles while the first two floors are of over-lapping boards. On the first level an open veranda extends across the front and along the east side supported by square columns with pierced decoration. The front entrance is off to one side, preceded by a wood stoop.

Prior to World War I, the house was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Wells, also an orange grower and bookkeeper at the Redlands National Bank. Present owners, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Wallace, purchased the home in 1978.

The Redlands Area Historical Society is proud to honor this unique example of Redlands’ Heritage and to commend the stewardship of the present owners.