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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

460 Maple Street

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Inventory photo Photo taken December 9, 2012


The following is from the Historic Buildings Inventory as revised in 1985:

Physical appearance:   This noncommittal street front of this L-shaped Spanish Colonial Revival building hints of secluded gardens and spatial sculpture within.

Significance:  This is a fine example of the courtyard-format for the Spanish Colonial Revival house. Walter G. Kleinschmidt, Secreatry–Treasurer for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company and his wife Margot were the owners to 1935, followed by Harlan Smith (1936-39), Ransom M. and Dorothy E. Cook (1941-72), and Mark and Mary Dowley.


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Entry gate Location map

This house was built in 1930 and is a Category 3 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect/builder was Longueville Price. The property measures 50 by 150 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 12/28/29, 11/25/35; Palo Alto Building Department file; interview, 1985, Mary Dowley


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