Charles F. Kettering House

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Charles F. Kettering House
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Seen through a row of trees
Charles F. Kettering House is located in Ohio
Charles F. Kettering House
Location Kettering, Ohio
Coordinates 39°41′37″N 84°11′38″W / 39.69361°N 84.19389°W / 39.69361; -84.19389Coordinates: 39°41′37″N 84°11′38″W / 39.69361°N 84.19389°W / 39.69361; -84.19389
Built 1914
Architect Schenck & Williams
Architectural style Prairie School, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001080
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 22, 1977[1]
Designated NHL December 22, 1977[2]

The Charles F. Kettering House is a National Historic Landmark in Kettering, Ohio, the residence of inventor Charles F. Kettering, founder of Delco. The Tudor Revival house, also known as Ridgeleigh Terrace, was reputed to be[citation needed] the first house in the United States with electric air conditioning. It was designed by the Dayton, Ohio firm of Schenck & Williams. It was destroyed by fire in 1995 and was rebuilt with significant, unsympathetic modifications from the original blueprints by Kettering's son's widow. It now functions as a conference center.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles F. Kettering House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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