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Devendorf and Frank Powers, co- founded Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pow- ers provided the cash and Devendorf the development vision to launch a downtown area in Carmel, starting in 1902. They sold lots, a number of them to artists who were displaced by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Soon enough, Carmel's artist colony was formed, and the city was officially incorporat- ed on Oct. 31, 1916. Bohemian ar tists, academics and writers were drawn to the idea of homes lovingly crafted from native materials, blended into and enhancing the natural landscape. Tudor Revival and Spanish Romantic Revival archi- tectural styles fur ther enhanced Carmel's storybook esthetic. The classic image of Carmel is framed perhaps most notably by the architecture of Hugh Comstock, who, in the 1920s, designed cottages after the style of an English village, complete with rounded doors and stone chimneys. Beginning with a tiny fair ytale cottage to house his wife's Otsy Totsy doll collection, "Comstocks" became the signature style of the Carmel cottage. Twenty- one of Comstock's original cottages are still standing in Carmel today. Clockwise from top left: Carmel's famous Mission, founded by Jesuit priest Junipero Serra in 1771; Frank Hubbard Powers; and J.F. Devendorf, the founders of Carmel; children in an early Outdoor Forest Theatre production; in Carmel's early days, milk was delivered to neighborhood "milk shrines." 132 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 Founded in 1927, the Carmel Art Association is the second oldest art cooperative in the country, showcasing the work of more than 100 professional local artists. Photo: Fassett Family Collection Photo: Galante Family Collection Photo: Galante Family Collection Photo: Fassett Family Collection Photo: Galante Family Collection

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