Zane Grey Estate


Zane Grey Estate

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location = 396 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California
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lat_degrees = 34
lat_minutes = 11
lat_seconds = 26
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 118
long_minutes = 08
long_seconds = 30
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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. [cite web | title =California - Los Angeles County | work =National Register of Historic Places | publisher =National Park Service | url =http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ca/Los+Angeles/state4.html | accessdate =2008-01-07]

The mansion was built by Chicago business machine manufacturer Arthur Woodward. Designed by architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (no relation to the author), the 1907 Mediterranean 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. [Robert H. Peterson, "Altadena's Golden Years", Alhambra, California: Sinclair Printing and Litho, Inc., 1976, pp. 43-44.]

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. [Peterson, pp. 43-44.]

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