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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 460 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-010-044 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 460 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-010-044 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.170
Year Built: 1900 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 building (house) and one non-contributing building (garage). The house was relocated to the site from 537 Cypress Avenue, near the northerly boundary of the district, and rehabilitated in 1997. This one-story house is an example of the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype. It has two small gables, one with a shed at the bottom, with wood fish-scale shingles in the gable ends projecting from the main hipped roof. The house has a recessed, half-width front porch supported by turned support posts topped with curved brackets with a cutout cross-diagonal detail and with a simple wood railing. The house sits on a newer concrete foundation, but the original wood tongue-and-groove skirting remains above the new foundation. The house has a composition shingle roof; wood drop channel siding with corner boards; wood casement, double-hung and transom windows in wood-framed openings, including a three-sided bay on the south elevation; and an original wood-framed front door opening. The door itself is obscured from view by a new metal screen. The property also has a newer opening. The door itself is obscured from view by a new metal screen. The property also has a newer two-car garage, built on the site when it was moved and oriented toward W. Villa Street, which is compatible in design with the main house. The house is in excellent condition and, although relocated from its original site, retains integrity due to its significance under Criterion C
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Marcus Mercer
Original Use: Single Family Residence
Original Location:
Demolished: no
Moved: yes
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.