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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 495 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-012-043 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 495 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-012-043 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.270
Year Built: 1893 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 (second unit). This one-story house is an example of the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype. It has a rectangular plan and a gable-on-hip roof with a central hipped roof dormer. The gable end and the sides of the dormer are clad in wood fish-scale shingles. The full-width front porch has a hipped roof supported by turned wood posts and simple wood railing. The semicircular concrete porch steps, trimmed in brick, were installed in 1939/ The house has a roof covered in composition shingles; walls clad in wood drop channel siding with corner boards; wood tongue-and-groove skirting at the base; and wood double-hung, fixed and casement windows in original wood-framed openings. The front door, which has a leaded glass transom with house number above, appears to be a replacement door, but is compatible with the character of doors from the period. The property is surrounded by a vinyl picket fence. Because the replacement window sashes and front door are within their original openings, the house retains integrity and is contributing to the district.
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Charles E. Putman
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.