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Resource Summary
654 S MARENGO Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 654 S MARENGO Ave APN: 5720-027-021 [print]
This property is listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places. *
 
RESOURCE OVERVIEW
Address: 654 S MARENGO Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91106 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: COTTAGE COURT Common Name: COTTAGE COURT
APN: 5720-027-021 Zoning:
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.430
Year Built: 1923 Documented District:
District: Property Status: Designated
Resource Description:
Cottage Court at 642-654 South Marengo Avenue consists of seven simple Colonial Revival cottages, built in 1923, arranged in a “U” pattern. It was included in the thematic Bungalow Courts National Register listing. Identical gables with broad eaves and large rectangular vents face the courtyard, shelter recessed porches and are supported by columns, recalling the design of classical temple facades. There is one walkway through a narrow courtyard with two light standards.
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RESOURCE DETAILS
Primary Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Bungalow
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Context: Bungalow Courts 
Original Owner:
Original Use: Dwelling/ Multi Family
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Demolished: no
Notes: This bungalow court is included in the Multiple Property listing in the National Register of Historic Places for “Bungalow Courts in Pasadena”: multi-family properties that were designed, planned and built as bungalow courts in the 1909-1944 period, and which retain the integrity of their historic design as a new form of higher-density housing ,with the individual bungalows connected by a common area expressing the concept of neighborhood.
Moved: no
Date Moved: n/a
Designation Date: n/a

* This is a simplified statement of the property’s status. Please review the NRHP Status Code field on the search screen for official, adopted status language.