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Resource Summary
451 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 451 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-016-026 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 451 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-016-026 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 0.210
Year Built: 1894 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This one-and-one-half-story house is an example of the Folk Victorian subtype (with some Colonial Revival details). It has a cross-gabled roof with the roof of the southerly bay being oriented toward the street and the northerly bay oriented toward the side with a street-facing shed-roofed dormer. Gables have a barge board with sawn-wood ornament, returns, ends clad in rectangular wood shingles and a pair of wood double-hung windows. The projecting half-width front porch, attached to the northerly bay, has a shed roof supported by simple square wood posts and a simple wooden railing. The house has a composition shingle roof; walls clad in wood tongue-and-groove siding with corner boards; wood tongue-and-groove skirting at the base; wood and vinyl double-hung, fixed and transom windows in wood-framed openings, some of which have friezes and dentiled cornices; and an original wood front door with a rectangular light in a wood-framed opening. The front yard is slightly elevated above street level by an Arroyo stone retaining wall topped by a picket fence of a wood composite material. The rear house was likely built in 1925; the date of garage construction is undetermined. The garage is obscured from street view, thus it is not possible to determine whether it is contributing. It appears to match, with the exception of an addition to the side, the footprint size of an original one-and-one-half story building in the same location that is depicted on 1903 and 1910 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.

Style: Folk Victorian 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Folk Victorian
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: R.E. Rose
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.