A sprawling wood-frame house on East Foothill Boulevard, the city's only known Shingle-style structure, was designated a historic landmark Tuesday by the City Council.
The council's action paves the way for the city to obtain federal Community Development Block Grant funds to renovate the house, built in 1904, for use as a senior citizens center.
Last year, developers obtained permits to tear down the 20,500-square-foot house and build condominiums on the site. But members of the La Fetra family bought the house and donated it to the city, said Jane Negley, president of the Glendora Preservation Foundation. The house, now vacant, will be named the La Fetra Senior Services Center in honor of the donors.
The house features a wide porch with massive stone supports and a steeply pitched roof with cross gables and multilevel eaves.
City Planner Mike Yankovich said the city plans to open the senior facility late next year.