Discovery, Restoration and Landmarked

2006 - 2015

Architectually Significant

 

 

Discovery, Restoration and Landmarked
2006 - 2015
Restoration No. 1
Restoration No. 1

Original Exterior Paint Discovery

Preservation Letter
Preservation Letter

Original Notification of 'The Find' to City Officials

Restoration No. 2
Restoration No. 2

Original Condition of Overhang

Restoration No. 3
Restoration No. 3

Engineered Roof Panels

Restoration No. 4
Restoration No. 4

Original Honeycomb Construction

Restoration No. 5
Restoration No. 5

Existing Peeling and Decay

Restoration No. 6
Restoration No. 6

Restoration of Aluminum Exterior Panels

Snatched from Oblivion
Snatched from Oblivion

How the Discovery of The House Paved the Way for Restoration and Landmark Status

Restoration No. 7
Restoration No. 7

Repair of Patio Wall

Restoration No. 8
Restoration No. 8

Driveway and Front Approach

Restoration No. 9
Restoration No. 9

Roof Construction and Deconstruction

Nomination
Nomination

Cultural Heritage Committee's Landmark Recommendation

Restoration No. 10
Restoration No. 10

Stripped Aluminum Exterior Panels and Overhang

Nomination
Nomination

Part 2 - Cultural Heritage Committee's Landmark Recommendation

Restoration No. 11
Restoration No. 11

Window Addition to Existing Studio

Restoration No. 12
Restoration No. 12

Original Honeycomb Panel

Restoration No. 13
Restoration No. 13

Exposing the Concrete Floor

Restoration No. 14
Restoration No. 14

Interior Panel Repairs

Restoration No. 15
Restoration No. 15

Exposed Aluminum Clad Exterior

Restoration No. 16
Restoration No. 16

Landscape Maintenance and Redesign

Architectually Significant

Discovery, Restoration and Landmarked
2006 - 2015

From the initial discovery to the declaration of landmark status, the Fleet House has been unconditionally hailed as a 'must-save' on the list of historically significant South Pasadena architecture.

 

What makes it that much more relevant is the pedigree of design talent involved in the project...industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, photographer Julius Shulman...and the association with one of the leading aircraft builders in the country at the time, The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company.

 

The house was given local landmark status in May 2009 by the city of South Pasadean, CA.