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Resource Summary
396 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 396 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-023-037 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 396 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-023-037 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.260
Year Built: 1898 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This one-story house at the corner of Summit Avenue and E. Maple Street is an example of a vernacular hipped-roof cottage with Colonial Revival influences. The roof, which has a low hip with flared boxed eaves, has a central hipped roof dormer on the west, north and south elevations. The full-width recessed front porch is supported by Tuscan columns and has a simple wood railing and Arroyo stone sidewalls flanking the steps. A polygonal bay projects from the south elevation. The house has a composition shingle roof; walls clad in narrow exposure wood lap siding with corner boards; a concrete foundation; wood double-hung windows in wood-framed openings; and an original wood front door with a rectangular glass panel in a wood-framed opening. The relatively large yard is surrounded by a chain-link fence. The rear garage was built in 1937 and the second house on the property was built in 1914. Neither building is visible from Summit Avenue, the focal point of the district; they are visible from E. Maple Street and Townsend Place, a small road stub at the eastern edge of the district boundary.

Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Builder: I.N. Stevenson
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Charles C. Johnson
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.