CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RESOURCES INVENTORY DATABASE
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Resource Summary
891 S MARENGO Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 891 S MARENGO Ave APN: 5720-016-008 [print]
This property has been determined eligible for city designation as an individual landmark. *
 
RESOURCE OVERVIEW
Address: 891 S MARENGO Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91106 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Palmer Parkway Court Common Name:
APN: 5720-016-008 Zoning:
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.640
Year Built: 1940 Documented District:
District: Property Status: Surveyed
Resource Description:
Notes: 1940 - Tax Assessor Records 



Although built late in the period of significance, as the trend for larger multi-family housing buildings in garden apartment complexes was superseding the earlier low-scale bungalow courts, these five Ranch style buildings surrounding a central courtyard includes features and finishes associated with the Colonia Revival style, including shingle siding, diamond-paned sash windows with shutters, red brick steps and flooring at the front porch, and a side-gabled roof with a rustic door at the ridgeline. This bungalow court is named for its original owners, Ernest and Mary Palmer.
Legal Description:
RESOURCE DETAILS
Primary Architectural Style: California Ranch
Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Harold J. Bissner
Builder: O.K. Earl, Jr.
Contractor:
Context: Bungalow Courts 
Original Owner:
Original Use: Multiple Family Residence
Original Location:
Demolished: no
Notes:
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.