Blevins-Lawson

Berkeley architect John Hudson Thomas designed this rustic Tudor Revival for Dr. William Blevins Sr., and his wife Stella. It was built in 1927.

The style reflects the architect’s shift in the 1920s away from different styles and varied designs to almost exclusively medieval imagery.

Blevins graduated from Barnes Medical College in Missouri and returned home to Mendocino County before settling in Yolo County to practice medicine.

He opened his practice in 1900, and in 1911, joined three other doctors to form a medical group that developed the Woodland Sanitarium.

Blevins served in the Army during World War I, after which he and his partners recruited more doctors to form Woodland Clinic Medical Group. A new hospital wing was developed in 1928. Blevins contined in the group practice, opening his own office in 1932.

The house received the city’s Heritage Home award in 1990.

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