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Resource Summary
Address: 455 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-012-047 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 455 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-012-047 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: 1032 Site Size (Acres): 0.090
Year Built: 1903 Documented District: Bristol-Cypress Historic District
District: Bristol-Cypress Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage 

One contributing buildings (house) and one non-contributing building (garage). This house is an example of the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype. It has a separate gable-with-shed roof, with rectangular shingle cladding and a louvered attic vent in the gable end, over the half-width front porch. The porch is supported by square wood posts with classical capitals and has a newer compatible wood railing. The house has a composition shingle roof; wood drop channel siding with corner boards (half of the cladding on the street-facing elevation has been replaced with brick); an Arroyo stone foundation; wood double-hung windows in wood-framed openings; and a replacement front door with an oval light in an original wood-frame opening. A polygonal bay projects from the south elevation The property is surrounded by a wood picket fence. The house retains much of its original character, despite the minor alterations that have occurred; therefore, it retains integrity and is contributing to the district.
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Builder: Charles Dixs
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: John G. Plank
Original Use: Single Family Residence
Original Location:
Demolished: no
Moved: no
Date Moved: n/a
Designation Date: n/a

* This is a simplified statement of the property's status. Please review the NRHP Status Code field on the search screen for official, adopted status language.