George R. Kress House

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George R. Kress House
George R. Kress House is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
George R. Kress House
George R. Kress House is located in California
George R. Kress House
George R. Kress House is located in the US
George R. Kress House
Location Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°6′48″N 118°26′5″W / 34.11333°N 118.43472°W / 34.11333; -118.43472Coordinates: 34°6′48″N 118°26′5″W / 34.11333°N 118.43472°W / 34.11333; -118.43472
Built 1931
Architect Muck, Harry J.
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP Reference # 98001196[1]
LAHCM # 655
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 25, 1998
Designated LAHCM September 18, 1998

The George R. Kress House is a Tudor Revival-style home in a canyons area of Los Angeles, California that was built in 1931.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

Located in Benedict Canyon, it is a 98 feet (30 m) by 27 feet (8.2 m) house ranging from one-story tall on its south end to three stories on the north. It faces east. It has a terra cotta tile roof.[2]

It is significant both for its association with a builder and practical engineer who moved buildings, George R. Kress, and for its architecture. [2]

Kress has moved hundreds of houses in Pittsburgh and in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles the buildings he moved included mansions and some 13-story buildings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Leslie Heumann (July 10, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: George R. Kress House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved October 10, 2016.  with 17 photos
  3. ^ Kevin Kirkland (August 18, 2001). "Richland native uncovers an unusual legacy after buying a Beverly Hills home built by a Pittsburgher". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 

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