Woodbury-Story House

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Woodbury-Story House
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Woodbury-Story House is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Woodbury-Story House
Woodbury-Story House is located in California
Woodbury-Story House
Woodbury-Story House is located in the US
Woodbury-Story House
Location 2606 N. Madison Ave
Altadena, California
Coordinates 34°11′21″N 118°08′00″W / 34.18917°N 118.13333°W / 34.18917; -118.13333Coordinates: 34°11′21″N 118°08′00″W / 34.18917°N 118.13333°W / 34.18917; -118.13333
Architect Harry Ridgway
NRHP Reference # 93001463
Added to NRHP December 30, 1993

The Woodbury-Story House is a National Register of Historic Places structure (site #93001463) in Altadena, California. It was placed on the Register in 1993 for its significance as an example of Italianate and Colonial Revival architecture styles and its association with Capt. Frederick Woodbury,[1] one of the founders of Altadena.[2]

The home was built in 1882 for Capt. Woodbury, and his wife, Martha. The home was the headquarters for a ranch that included a two-story bunkhouse for the ranch hands. Citrus groves and vineyards were planted on the land.[3] Capt. Woodbury planted the deodar cedars that line the contemporary Santa Rosa Ave., also known as Christmas Tree Lane, another National Register site.[4] In 1892, Capt. Woodbury sold the home to a man named Walker, who in turn sold it to Hampton L. Story in 1894. During the decades following Story's death, the home became a coffee shop, sheriff's station, a fire engine house, office building and a tea house.[3]

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  1. ^ "California - Los Angeles County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ Altadena History
  3. ^ a b "The Woodbury Ranch" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Christmas Tree Lane" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-07. 

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