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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 475 E WASHINGTON Blvd APN: 5838-040-009 [print]

This property is listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places.
This property is within a city-designated landmark district. *
Address: 475 E WASHINGTON Blvd
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91104 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: WASHINGTON COURT Common Name:
APN: 5838-040-009 Zoning:
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.350
Year Built: 1924 Documented District: Normandie Heights (LD7)
District: Normandie Heights (LD7) (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
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.
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: English Cottage Revival
Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Context: Bungalow Courts 
Original Owner:
Original Use:
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.