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Smiley Park Historic District

The Smiley Park Historic District is a residential neighborhood and historic district in southern Redlands, California. The neighborhood is centered on Smiley Park, which was named for benefactors Alfred and Albert Smiley and includes the A. K. Smiley Public Library. Development in the district began in 1887 as much of Southern California grew rapidly due to the expanding citrus industry. Through the turn of the century, new residents mainly built Victorian homes, either in the form of larger Queen Anne designs or as smaller cottages. The Classical Revival style became popular around 1900, and after 1908 most new homes had American Craftsman designs. Growth in the district stopped in 1913 after a freeze crippled Redlands' orange industry; development in the city did not fully resume until after World War I, and later homes were mainly built outside the district.[2]

Smiley Park Historic District
A.K. Smiley Public Library.jpg
The A.K. Smiley Public Library
Smiley Park Historic District is located in California
Smiley Park Historic District
Smiley Park Historic District is located in the US
Smiley Park Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Brookside Ave., Cajon St., Cypress Ave. and Buena Vista St., Redlands, California
Coordinates34°3′3″N 117°10′56″W / 34.05083°N 117.18222°W / 34.05083; -117.18222Coordinates: 34°3′3″N 117°10′56″W / 34.05083°N 117.18222°W / 34.05083; -117.18222
Area109 acres (44 ha)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival, American Craftsman
NRHP reference #94001487[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 29, 1994

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Cook, Ruth; Mcleod, Bettina (February 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Smiley Park Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved May 12, 2015. [ Accompanied by photos].