#1019 Kimberly Crest


#1019 Kimberly Crest

Site information:

1325 Prospect Dr, Redlands

Site is privately owned and access is restricted to operating hours.


Plaque information:

State plaque located a bit down the hill at the parking area, also restricted.


Plaque text:

Kimberly Crest

Mary Kimberly Shirk, an advocate for women's education and acting president of Scripp's 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kimberly-Shirk Association and the Redlands Area Historical Society, April 19, 1997.

OHP description:

Kimberly Crest, constructed in 1897, is an excellent example of Chateauesque architecture. Near the residence is a Chateauesque-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.

Registered 12/8/1995