Edwin Hubble House

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Edwin Hubble House
Edwin Powell Hubble House, San Marino (Los Angeles County, California).jpg
Edwin Powell Hubble House in 1975
Edwin Hubble House is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Edwin Hubble House
Edwin Hubble House is located in California
Edwin Hubble House
Edwin Hubble House is located in the United States
Edwin Hubble House
Location1340 Woodstock Road,
San Marino, California
Coordinates34°7′23″N 118°7′15″W / 34.12306°N 118.12083°W / 34.12306; -118.12083Coordinates: 34°7′23″N 118°7′15″W / 34.12306°N 118.12083°W / 34.12306; -118.12083
Arealess than one acre
Built1925 (1925)
ArchitectJoseph Kucera
Architectural styleModern Movement, California Mission
NRHP reference No.76000494
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 8, 1976[1]
Designated NHLDecember 8, 1976[2]

The Edwin Hubble House is a historic house in San Marino, California. Built in 1925, it was the home of astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889–1953) for most of his professional life. Hubble is renowned as one of the greatest astronomers of the 20th century, whose discoveries revolutionized the science. His home, still a private residence, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

Description and history[edit]

The Edwin Hubble House is located in a residential area of western San Marino, on the east side of Woodstock Road near its cul-de-sac end. It is a two-story Mission Revival house, designed by Los Angeles architect Joseph Kucera and completed in 1925. The house is not of architectural significance; it is similar to many homes built in the Los Angeles area at that time. It was the home of astronomer Edwin Hubble from 1925 until his death in 1953.[3]

Hubble is one of the major figures of 20th-century astronomy, today best known as the namesake of the Hubble Space Telescope. His discoveries made while working at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Mount Wilson Observatory revolutionized modern understanding of the cosmos, making it possible to determine with some accuracy the distance of remote objects. His discovery of increasing redshift in the light spectra emitted by distant objects is a major piece of evidence that the universe is expanding.[3]

The Hubble House remained in the family until about 1973.[3] It is still a private residence.

Edwin Hubble House in 2013

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Edwin Hubble House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13.
  3. ^ a b c d James Sheire (July 9, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Edwin Powell Hubble House" (pdf). National Park Service. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1975. (737 KB)