Courtlandt Gross House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Courtlandt Gross House
Courtlandt Gross House is located in California
Courtlandt Gross House
Courtlandt Gross House is located in the US
Courtlandt Gross House
Location 18600 Courtlandt Court, Tehachapi, California
Coordinates 35°05′20″N 118°31′31″W / 35.08889°N 118.52528°W / 35.08889; -118.52528Coordinates: 35°05′20″N 118°31′31″W / 35.08889°N 118.52528°W / 35.08889; -118.52528
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1942 (1942)
Architect Donald B. Parkinson
Architectural style Dutch Colonial Revival, Cape Cod
NRHP reference # 87000669[1]
Added to NRHP March 22, 1987

The Courtlandt Gross House is a historic house located at 18600 Courtlandt Court in Tehachapi, Kern County, California.


Courtlandt Gross, president and board chairman of the Lockheed Corporation, owned the house.[2] It was completed in the Tehachapi Mountains in 1942.

The Courtlandt Gross House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 22, 1987.[1]


The house was designed by noted Los Angeles architect Donald Parkinson of Parkinson & Parkinson. The house is unusual among the Parkinsons' buildings, as they rarely designed residences, and mainly worked in the Los Angeles area. The Courtlandt Gross House is the only Parkinson-designed home outside of the Los Angeles area.

The stone house's design includes a steep gable roof and a prominent chimney at the end of the house. The design was influenced by the Dutch Colonial Revival and Cape Cod styles. Both styles are unusual in California architecture, and the house resembles 17th- and 18th-century houses in the northeastern United States.

While stone construction is typically avoided in California due to the risk of earthquake damage, the house survived the 1952 Tehachapi earthquake with only minor damage.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Brewer, Christopher D. (October 20, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Courtlandt Gross House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 

External links[edit]