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Palo Alto Historic Buildings Inventory

525 East Crescent Drive

Inventory photo 525 East Crescent
Inventory photo 525 East Crescent Drive


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

Physical appearance:   The L–shaped Spanish Colonial Revival house combines a variety of forms in its two–story composition. It offers a wide choice of entries and fenestration forms.

Significance:   The compositional variety of design elements in this work of a major Bay Area designer add interest and a sense of the unexpected. The original owners were Frederick and Olive Schneider. Schneider was a well know local attorney (a partner of Samuel W. Charles —see 251 Lincoln Avenue) who took his degrees at Stanford and was Palo Alto police judge 1902–1904. After 1935, the principal owners were Ray E. Neidig (1939 – 1956), immediately followed by Rolf and Miriam Landshoff.

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2012 photo Location map

This house was built in 1926 and is a Category 4 on the Historic Buildings Inventory. The architect was Gardner A. Dailey and the builder, H. H. Dabinett. The property measures 101.4 x 190.3 feet.

Sources: Palo Alto City Directories; Palo Alto Times 5/25/26, 1/23/34; interview 1985, Miriam Landshoff


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