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The Westlake District of Daly City, California, is one of America’s earliest and most iconic postwar suburbs. Located just south of San Francisco, Westlake has frequently been compared to Levittown, New York.  Developed by Henry Doelger, once the largest home builder in the nation, Westlake features quirky 1950s architecture created by a core team of designers to encompass nearly every building in the development. Westlake’s most famous architectural icons are its endless rows of boxy houses

The Westlake District of Daly City, California, is one of America’s earliest and most iconic postwar suburbs. Located just south of San Francisco, Westlake has frequently been compared to Levittown, New York. Developed by Henry Doelger, once the largest home builder in the nation, Westlake features quirky 1950s architecture created by a core team of designers to encompass nearly every building in the development. Westlake’s most famous architectural icons are its endless rows of boxy houses

The facade of the home on 236 Westbrook, a "fish and chips" design, in Daly City's Westlake. The home was designed by architect Edward Hageman, an employee of Henry Doelger, who built the Westlake developments in the early 50s that later became famous in the song about "little houses made of ticky-tacky."  Event on 7/6/05 in Daly City. JAKUB MOSUR / The Chronicle Photo: JAKUB MOSUR

SIGNATURE STYLE: Ed Hageman / The wizard of Westlake / The concept may be nearly extinct in the Bay Area, but Ed Hageman designed homes for people who never thought they could afford one

The facade of the home on 236 Westbrook, a "fish and chips" design, in Daly City's Westlake. The home was designed by architect Edward Hageman, an employee of Henry Doelger, who built the Westlake developments in the early 50s that later became famous in the song about "little houses made of ticky-tacky." Event on 7/6/05 in Daly City. JAKUB MOSUR / The Chronicle Photo: JAKUB MOSUR

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17 Welcoming Mid Century Modern Entrance Designs That Will Invite You Inside

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What a great little house! So much potential! It's in Memphis, TN... *sigh* Three bedrooms, one bath, nice yard -- $43,900!

What a great little house! So much potential! It's in Memphis, TN... *sigh* Three bedrooms, one bath, nice yard -- $43,900!

Little Boxes Westlake District of Daly City, CA | One of the first post-World War II tract suburbs built by San Francisco developer Henry Doelger in 1957.

Little Boxes Westlake District of Daly City, CA | One of the first post-World War II tract suburbs built by San Francisco developer Henry Doelger in 1957.