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Property Name Dollar, Robert Stanley Sr., Residence
Reference Number 13000472
State California
County Contra Costa
Town Walnut Creek
Street Address 1015 Stanley Dollar Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/9/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000472.pdf
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The Robert Stanley Dollar Sr. Residence appears eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C (Design/Construction), a the local level, with a period of significance of 1933. Completed in 1933, the Robert Stanley Dollar Sr. Residence was used by the Dollar family as a weekend retreat until 1940, when they moved to the Tice Valley from Piedmont and made Sunny Meadows Ranch their permanent residence. They returned to Piedmont in 1956, two years before Robert Stanley Dollar Sr.'s death. In 1963, Dollar's heirs sold the family's 2,200- acre ranch to State Mutual Life Assurance Co. of America, which in turn conveyed it to developer Ross Cortese. Cortese, developer of the leisure World chain of active adult retirement communities, hired architect Charles Warren Callister to convert the Dollar Sr. Residence into Rossmoor Clubhouse #2, now commonly known as the Senior Dollar Clubhouse. In this conversion the Robert Stanley Dollar Sr. Residence remained almost entirely unchanged on its exterior. Though the interior was remodeled in part, it retains its original floor plan and some original interior finishes. The Robert Stanley Dollar Sr. Residence appears eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C (Design/Construction) as a distinctive example of the California Ranch style applied to a large weekend/summer home.

 

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