CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RESOURCES INVENTORY DATABASE
City of Pasadena
 
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Resource Summary
475 E WASHINGTON Blvd
DPR523A - Primary [print]
State of California - The Resource Agency
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PRIMARY RECORD
 
 
Survey #:
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Primary #:  
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Trinomial:  
NRHP Status Code: 1S,5D1 
Other Listings:  
Review Code:    Reviewer:   
Date: -/-/-
 
 
*Resource Name or #:  
 
P1.  Other Identifier:  
 
*P2.  Location: not for publication   unrestricted
*a.  County Los Angeles 
and (P2c, P2e, and P2b or P2d. Attach a Location Map as Necessary)
b.  USGS 7.5' Quad:   YEAR:   T   ; R   ;   of   of Sec   ;   B.M.
c.  Address: 475 E WASHINGTON Blvd City: Pasadena State: CA Zip Code: 91104
d.  UTM: (Give more than one for large and/or linear resources)   Zone: 11  ; -118.140668  mE/ 34.168929  mN
e.  Other Locational Data: (e.g., parcel #, directions to resource, elevation, etc., as appropriate)
 
*P3a.  Description:  (Describe resource and its major elements. Include design, materials, condition, alterations, size, setting, and boundaries)
Washington Court consists of six similar 26’ by 30’ residences arranged in an “L” –shaped configuration on a 60 foot wide by 252 foot long lot. The site perimeter is surrounded by a concrete capped river rock retaining wall, interrupted by a set of concrete stairs leading to the common walkway which provides access to each unit. All of the cottages face on to a common garden area on the east side of the site, which is landscaped with trees, shrubs and lawn. Running along the west side of the site is a concrete driveway which provides access to the garage at the rear of the lot, as well as to the service entrances of each unit.

The court was designed in the English Cottage Revival style. The wood frame units have a concrete foundation, stucco finish, composition roofing, wood cornice trim and wood multi-paned casement and double-hung windows grouped in asymmetrical patterns. Each Unit is “L” shaped in plan and has a cross-gabled roof. The arched entryway to each unit is covered by an extended flared eave. The windows have a wide decorative wood molding trim. At the gable ends are pentoid-shaped wood louvers with similar trim.

There have been few changes in the original appearance of this court. The metal railing alongside the entry stairs and metal awning on one window of the front residence are later alterations.
 
*P3b.  Resource Attributes:  (List attributes and codes)  
 
*P4.  Resources Present:
Building Structure Object Site District Element of a District Other
 
P5a.  Photograph or Drawing
additional photos (Photograph required for buildings, structures, and objects.)
P5b.
Description of Photo:
 
*P6.
Date Constructed/Age and Source:
Historic PreHistoric
Both Neither
Year Built: 1924 - Documented
 
*P7.
Owner and Address:
Name:  
Address:  
,  
 
*P8.
Recorded By:
 
*P9.
Date Recorded: -/-/-
 
*P10.
Survey Type:
Survey Title:
 
*P11.  Report Citation: (Cite survey report and other sources, or enter "none.")
 
*Attachments:
NONE Location Map Sketch Map Continuation Sheet
Building, Structure, and Ojbect Record Archaeological Record District Record Linear Feature Record
Milling Station Record Rock Art Record Artifact Record Photograph Record
Other:
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