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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 480 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-010-032 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 480 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-010-032 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: 1296 Site Size (Acres): 0.190
Year Built: 1897 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). This one-and-one-half story symmetrical house is an example of the Folk Victorian subtype, with Eastlake detailing. It has a rectangular plan with steeply sloped gabled roof form, oriented toward the street. It has a full-width projecting front porch with a hipped roof supported by turned wood posts with curvilinear brackets with a cutout cross-diagonal detail and an open wood railing. Undated photographs on file with the City of Pasadena depict a solid porch railing and newel posts at the stair, neither of which are extant; however, the replacement wood railing is compatible with the design of the house. The roof is covered in composition shingles and the walls are clad in drop channel siding with corner boards with tongue-and-groove skirting at the base. Many of the original wood-framed window openings have original wood fixed, transom or double-hung windows, although some have replacement vinyl sashes. The original wood-paneled front door with a single rectangular light remains in place. The gable end is divided into sections with detailing that includes a dentiled collar beam, stickwork, fish-scale shingles, vertically and horizontally oriented wood tongue-and-groove siding, and sunbursts. The front yard, which is slightly elevated from the street by a concrete curb, has a mature Canary Island date palm. 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: Sarah E. Graves
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.