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Resource Summary
422 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 422 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-023-034 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 422 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-023-034 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: 2194 Site Size (Acres): 0.190
Year Built: 1893 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This one-story house is an example of Queen Anne subtype with extensive Colonial Revival detailing. It has a complex roof form consisting of a primary gable-on-hip roof and projecting polygonal bays with gable-with-shed roofs and consoles. Gable ends have collarbeams, wood hexagonal fish-scale shingle cladding, curved brackets and wood louvered vents. On the street-facing elevation, the peak of the primary gable has sunburst detailing; photographs on file with the City of Pasadena indicate that a matching detail, now missing, was also in the gable of the projecting bay. The peak of the gable on the side elevation has a lattice detail with cutout holes. The northern half of the west elevation has a Colonial Revival wrap-around front porch with classical turned balusters and Tuscan columns resting on raised panelized pedestals. Curved in plan, the porch is recessed under the extended main roof; a frieze with dentils extends under the full length of the roof over the porch. A small pediment aligned with the front entry and is enriched with plaster ornament in relief and dentils. The house has a composition shingle roof; walls clad in narrow exposure wood lap siding with corner boards; vertically oriented wood tongue-and-groove skirting at the base; wood fixed, transom and double-hung windows framed in window surrounds with cornices and curvilinear cut-out aprons; and an original wood front door with a rectangular glass panel with a wood transom above. The front yard is level with the sidewalk and is not enclosed. The house retains integrity and is contributing to the district.

Style: Queen Anne 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Lydia Baldwin
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.