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Redlands in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kimberly Crest

 
 
Kimberly Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
1. Kimberly Crest Marker
Inscription. Mary Kimberly Shirk, an advocate for women's education and acting president of Scripps College during World War II, made a gift of her home, Kimberly Crest, to the people of Redlands. The house, an excellent example of Chateauesque architecture designed by the firm of Dennis and Farwell, was constructed in 1897. Mrs. Shirk's parents purchased it in 1905, adding the magnificent Italian style gardens, designed by Parkinson and Bergstrom, in 1909. Mrs. Shirk's father, J. Alfred Kimberly, was a founder of the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company. Her mother, Helen Cheney Kimberly, was a strong supporter of the woman's club movement.
 
Erected 1997 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kimberly-Shirk Association and the Redlands Area Historical Society. (Marker Number 1019.)
 
Location. 34° 2.302′ N, 117° 10.422′ W. Marker is in Redlands, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from Prospect Court, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1325 Prospect Court, Redlands CA 92373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A.K. Smiley Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mill Creek Zanja
Kimberly Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
2. Kimberly Crest Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School (approx. 2.2 miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (approx. 2.6 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 4 miles away); Yucaipa Rancheria (approx. 4.2 miles away); Yucaipa Adobe (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Greenspot Market (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redlands.
 
Regarding Kimberly Crest. Kimberly Crest, constructed in 1897, is an excellent example of Chateauesque architecture. Near the residence is a Chareauesque-style carriage house. Terraced Italian gardens designed in 1908 stretch almost a thousand yards from the entrance of the residence down to the entrance of the grounds. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Also see . . .
1. Kimberly Crest House and Gardens. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. John A. Kimberly (1838 - 1928) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
Kimberly Crest image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
3. Kimberly Crest

 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Kimberly Crest image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
4. Kimberly Crest
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By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
5. Kimberly Crest
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By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
6. Kimberly Crest
Kimberly Crest House & Gardens<br>& Carriage House Gift Shop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2006
7. Kimberly Crest House & Gardens
& Carriage House Gift Shop
Tours of the Home
Thursday - Sunday 1 - 4 pm
(Last Tour at 3:30 pm)

Gardens are available for rental and
photography by appointment only

For information call 909-792-2211

Please!
No smoking or picnicking
Dogs must be leashed

Permission to be on premises is revokable
Thank you for your cooperation

www.kimberlycrest.org
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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