Unformatted text preview: development of San Diegan railroads and water supplies. Rapid changes in population growth were not seen until 1906 when San Diegan investors Sherman C. Grable and Charles C. Park developed 1,000 lots from the 200 acres of land purchased from David Collier (a land developer for whom Collier Park is named). Craftsman style California bungalows became the typical housing developments of these lots. The Craftman style, being built from local and natural materials, encouraged simplicity and the visibility of handicraft but also craftmanship and originality. The style was meant to dignify the more modest home, appealing to the rapidly growing middle class. This suggests that Grable and Park appealed to the middle class (some of which who were merchants) market--those looking to invest in and profit from the land boom. Charles, Birkett V. "The Fiftieth Year." The Journal of San Diego History 8 (1962). 06 Mar. 2007 <http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/62october/fiftieth.htm>....
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