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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 479 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-012-045 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 479 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-012-045 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: 3448 Site Size (Acres): 0.230
Year Built: 1896 Documented District: Bristol-Cypress Historic District
District: Bristol-Cypress Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
Style: Folk Victorian 

One contributing building (house) and one non-contributing building (rear house with attached one-car garage). This two-story house is an example of the Folk Victorian subtype, with Colonial Revival detailing. It has a rectangular plan with a cross-gabled roof form. The roof of the southerly bay has gable returns and is oriented toward the street, while the roof of the northerly bay, which extends to cover the recessed half-width front porch, is oriented toward the side. The porch roof is supported by square fluted wood posts with classical capitals; the posts coinciding with the steps have decorative curvilinear lacelike brackets at the top. The house has a composition shingle roof; walls clad in rectangular wood shingles on the second floor and narrow exposure wood lap siding with corner boards on the first; an Arroyo stone foundation; wood and vinyl double-hung, siding, casement and transom windows in original wood-framed and pedimented openings; and a replacement wood front door in an original wood-framed opening. The property has been replaced; they are within their original openings. As such, the house retains integrity and is contributing to the district.
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Folk Victorian
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Walter D. Spaulding
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.