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Resource Summary
Resource Summary
Address: 406 N RAYMOND Ave APN: 5725-016-019 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 406 N RAYMOND Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-016-019 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: 3061 Site Size (Acres): 0.180
Year Built: 1896 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
Style: American Foursquare 

This two-story house is an example of the oversized American Foursquare subtype with Colonial Revival influences. It has a low hipped roof with flared, boxed eaves, below which is a row of extended modillions with rounded ends. Centered on the street-facing elevation at the second story is a polygonal bay with windows separated by engaged columns with classical capitals; a separate, octagonal roof with eave detailing matching the main roof and topped by a sheet-metal finial; and a frieze with plaster vine-and-flower relief (running ornament). The base of the second floor flares outward directly above a simple wood molding. The projecting full-width front porch has a hipped roof with a small centered gable with wood shingles in the gable end, supported by fluted wood columns with Corinthian capitals and with a simple wood railing. Curving concrete wing-walls flank the main entry steps, which lead to an original wood front door with a rectangular light flanked by sidelights. The house has a roof covered in composition shingles; walls clad in rectangular wood shingles on the upper floors and narrow exposure wood lap siding with corner boards on the first floor; an Arroyo stone foundation; wood fixed, double-hung and transom windows with round patterned leaded glass in wood-framed openings. The front yard is slightly elevated above street level, is bordered by an Arroyo stone retaining wall, and has a single mature Canary Island date palm.
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: American Foursquare
Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Charles W. Buchanan
Builder: R. Tirrell
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Dewitt C. Casterline
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.