One of the city's homes will now have a historic landmark designation granted after officials entered into an agreement with the owner.
The Gard House, as it is known, rests at 231 South Grand Avenue. The home is 100 years old and was built for Emerson Gard and Laura Gard. Emerson was the president of the First National Bank of Glendora, city officials said.
The Mills Act Agreement allows local governments to enter into contracts with the owners of historic structures. Property taxes are reduced in exchange for the preservation for the structure.
The house embodies architectural styles that were popular during the early 1900s, such as Craftsman-style construction with its low-pitched, gabled roof and incorporation of indigenous river rocks, officials said.
The house may also have been part of a 40-acre Citrus farm, the owner said.
Owners Robert and Jennifer Duke call living in the Gard House a real treat.
"This is now our third home. My wife Jenny and I have owned in Glendora," Robert Duke said at the Oct. 22 Glendora City Council meeting. Their second home was built in 1890.
"The Foothill Presbyterian auxiliary has not wasted any time getting us on their holiday tour. So, for anyone who wants to see pictures of the inside, do sign up for the holiday tour and you can see that in November," Duke said.