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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 517 CYPRESS Ave APN: 5726-012-040 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 517 CYPRESS Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5726-012-040 Zoning: RM32
Building Sq. Ft: 1424 Site Size (Acres): 0.140
Year Built: 1905 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). This one-story house is an example of the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype. Apart from the main hipped roof, it has a separate hipped roof over the half-width front porch, which is supported by Tuscan columns, and two hipped-roof dormers with shingled side walls on the north and south elevations. Extended eaves have paired cutout rafters. The roof of the house is covered in composition shingles and the walls are clad in narrow exposure wood lap siding with corner boards except on the porch walls, which have mitered corners. Polygonal bays project from the north and south elevations. The house has an Arroyo stone foundation, vinyl replacement windows in wood-framed and pedimented openings and a non-original front door with an oval light in an original wood-framed opening. The building at the rear of the property is on a separate lot, which is not included in the district boundary due to a later construction date. 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: Karl J Moller
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Samuel S. Martin
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.