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
Charles F. Kettering House is located in the US
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
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 the first house in the United States with electric air conditioning using freon.[3] It was designed by the Dayton, Ohio firm of Schenck & Williams. It was destroyed by fire in 1995 and was rebuilt with significant modifications from the original blueprints by Kettering's son's widow. It now functions as a conference center.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles F. Kettering House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ Pagano, Sohayla (Editor). "Charles F. Kettering". History. Ohio History Central. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 

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