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Resource Summary
437 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 437 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-016-027 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 437 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-016-027 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.210
Year Built: 1912 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This house is an example of a one-and-one-half-story California Bungalow, as identified in the Multiple Property Documentation Form, “Residential Architecture of Pasadena, CA 1895-1918: Influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement.” The main roof of the house is a shallow gable oriented to the sides, with a projecting gabled dormer and front porch. Based on photographs on file with the City of Pasadena, the dormer originally had two pairs of casement windows which have been replaced with three adjoining fixed windows. The roof, which is covered in composition shingles, has deep, extended eaves with paired exposed rafters extending beyond the roofline. The front porch roof is supported by battered posts with concrete-capped brick bases and square wood posts above and the side walls of the porch as well as the chimney are also in red brick. Exterior walls are clad in rectangular wood shingles within the gable end and in wood lap siding with mitered corners below the windows. The house has wood casement, fixed and transom (with lozenge-shaped divided lights) windows and a polygonal bay with a shallow hipped roof projects from the south elevation behind which is a side-gabled addition. The wide front door is wood with a large rectangular glass panel. Window and door surrounds are wood with extended top rails. Records indicate that the house had previously been divided into three units and was reverted to a single-family house in 2000.

Style: Craftsman Bungalow 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Craftsman Bungalow
Secondary Architectural Style:
Builder: H.O. Clark
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: Alfred G. Blaire
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.