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Resource Summary
442 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 442 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-023-024 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 442 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: ROBERT EASON HOUSE Common Name:
APN: 5725-023-024 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: 1924 Site Size (Acres): 0.200
Year Built: 1896 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This one-story house, an early example of the work of Charles Greene & Henry Greene, is an example of the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype, with Colonial Revival details including dentiled rails in window openings; engaged, partially fluted pilasters with Ionic capitals; and paired exposed rafters with rounded and cut-out ends. The flared ends of the multiple hipped roofs lend a certain exoticism to the overall design. The gableroofed portico at the front entry has a shallow pediment with a plaster cartouche with wreaths and garlands (which are not original to the house); the porch roof is supported by fluted Ionic columns matching the pilasters on the house. The porch is enclosed by a simple wood railing with turned balusters set amid square newel posts. The house has a composition shingle roof; walls clad in drop channel wood siding; a concrete foundation; wood double-hung, fixed and transom windows with leaded glass in wood-framed openings (including one oval-shaped window with a leaded fleur-de-lis on the front elevation); and an original wood door with a rectangular glass panel that has a large diamond shaped muntin in a wood-framed opening and is flanked by sidelights with interlacing gothic-style muntins, which also appear in the upper sash of double-hung windows on the street-facing elevation. The front yard is slightly elevated above street level by an Arroyo stone retaining wall topped by a wood picket fence.

Style: Vernacular Gabled Cottage 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Gabled Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Greene & Greene
Builder: Silas W. Willson
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Willis Eason
Original Use: Single Family Residence
Original Location:
Demolished: no
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.