Zane Grey Estate

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Zane Grey Estate
Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, CA. Driveway view from Mariposa Avenue.jpg
Zane Grey Estate is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Zane Grey Estate
Zane Grey Estate is located in California
Zane Grey Estate
Zane Grey Estate is located in the United States
Zane Grey Estate
Location396 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California
Coordinates34°11′26″N 118°08′30″W / 34.19056°N 118.14167°W / 34.19056; -118.14167Coordinates: 34°11′26″N 118°08′30″W / 34.19056°N 118.14167°W / 34.19056; -118.14167
ArchitectMyron Hunt and Elmer Grey
Architectural styleMission/Spanish - Mediterranean Revival
NRHP reference No.02001187
Added to NRHPOctober 24, 2002

The Zane Grey Estate is a National Register of Historic Places structure (site #02001187) in Altadena, California. It was placed on the Register in 2002 for its association with author Zane Grey.[1]

The mansion was built by Chicago business machine manufacturer Arthur Herbert Woodward. Designed by architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (no relation to the author), the 1907 Mediterranean Revival style house is acclaimed as the first fireproof home in Altadena, built entirely of reinforced concrete as prescribed by Woodward's wife, Edith Norton Woodward. Edith Woodward was a survivor of the Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903.[2]

The Greys moved to Southern California in 1918. In 1920, spurred by the memory of a visit to Altadena during their honeymoon, they bought the Woodward home.

After the Greys bought the property, they built an addition on the roof for a studio, library and museum. In 1928, an east wing was added to the house. After the Greys' death, their sons owned the property. The house was sold by their son, Romer, in 1970.[3]

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  1. ^ "California - Los Angeles County". National Register of Historic Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ Robert H. Peterson, Altadena's Golden Years, Alhambra, California: Sinclair Printing and Litho, Inc., 1976, pp. 43–44.
  3. ^ Peterson, pp. 43–44.