Tempe Directory of Historic Buildings
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Lowell Redden HouseCategories:
- Historic Buildings
- Historic Eligible Properties
- National Historic Register
Survey Number: HPS-126
Year Built: 1920
Architectural Style: Bungalow - Spanish Colonial
The 1920 Lowell Redden House is significant for its Bungalow styling executed totally in concrete.
Brothers Lowell and Homer Redden arrived in Tempe in 1888. Lowell farmed on McClintock Road before buying the 80-acre farm on Carver. Much of the acreage was in pecans, which Redden continued to raise until his death in 1944. The house was built over several years by Homer and Lowell, beginning in 1920, with assistance from Homer's son, Leonard. The house continued to be occupied by family members until the 1970s.
This house is important for its Bungalow styling executed totally in concrete. This unusual fireproof construction method applied to the Bungalow style makes this Spanish Colonial Revival house a unique example in the Tempe area. The building is constructed of cast-in-place concrete reinforced with 2-inch thick iron rods. The roof is also built of concrete. Although the site has been walled off with a modern stucco and brick fence, the building retains its character-defining elements such as tapered columns, wood supports at eaves, etc.
National Register Nomination, 1985
Tempe History Museum Historic Property Survey - HPS-126 Lowell Redden House