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Resource Summary
455 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 455 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-016-025 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 455 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-016-025 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: 2909 Site Size (Acres): 0.210
Year Built: 1892 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 the Vernacular Hipped Cottage subtype, with Queen Anne detailing applied in the form of turned porch posts and railing, spindlework and lacelike curvilinear brackets. A hipped roof dormer projects from the roof and covers an open balcony with a turned wood balustrade. A polygonal bay with a gable-with-shed roof with fish-scale shingles in the gable end projects from the north elevation. The full-width, wrap-around front porch is recessed under the main roof, which is covered in composition shingles. The house has exterior walls clad in wood drop channel siding with corner boards, a concrete foundation and wood double-hung, fixed and transom windows, some with square divided lights, within wood-framed and pedimented openings. The house has a replacement front door with an oval-shaped light in a wood-framed opening topped by a transom. A secondary door at the south end of the street-facing elevation is obscured by a metal security screen and is in a pedimented opening. Based on county assessor’s records, the property has two rear houses were built in 1937 and 1940; the use and construction date of the third is unknown. Two of the buildings are minimally visible from the street; one is not visible at all. The front yard is slightly elevated above street level by an Arroyo stone retaining wall topped by an ornamental-steel fence with concrete piers.

Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Vernacular Hipped Cottage
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: T.J. Ashby
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.