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Resource Summary
464 SUMMIT Ave
Resource Summary
Address: 464 SUMMIT Ave APN: 5725-023-021 [print]

This property is in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. *
Address: 464 SUMMIT Ave
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Common Name:
APN: 5725-023-021 Zoning: RM12
Building Sq. Ft: 3364 Site Size (Acres): 0.170
Year Built: 1883 Documented District: Raymond-Summit Historic District
District: Raymond-Summit Historic District (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
This two-story house is an example of the Folk Victorian subtype and was relocated to the site from an unknown location in Los Angeles. It has a steeply pitched flattopped hipped roof with non-original cresting on the flat portion and two two-story projecting gabled bays on the west and south elevations. The gables have returns and barge boards with cutout ornament and, in the gable end, fish-scale wood shingles and a wood window in a decorative framed and pedimented opening. The house is the most extensively ornamented in the district, including sawn-wood railings, chamfered posts, a frieze of cut-out ornament, rounded cut-out wood brackets and leaded glass; however, permits from 2001 for extensive work to the house suggest that the railings and other exterior ornamentation were added at that time. A 1977 photograph on file with the City of Pasadena of a portion of the house depicts asbestos siding and a simpler second-floor porch railing; barge board and window detailing match the current condition, except for an added header in the window in the gable end. The full-width projecting front porch has a pent roof with a balcony above. The roof is covered in composition shingles and walls are clad in wide drop channel wood siding with corner boards. The wall cladding may not be original; however, it is compatible with the style and period of the house. The foundation is concrete and the wood-framed windows are fixed, transomed and double-hung. Transom windows, and the secondary door and transom, appear to be non-original, but are also compatible with the house. The original wooden front doors with leaded glass panels are within wood-framed openings. The front yard is level with the sidewalk and is surrounded by a wooden picket fence. In all likelihood, the porches were reconstructed at the time when the house was moved to Pasadena. Although ornamentation consistent with the style and period of the house has been added, the original form and essential features of the house are intact.

Style: Folk Victorian 
Legal Description:
Primary Architectural Style: Folk Victorian
Secondary Architectural Style:
Context: Residential Architecture 1883-1904 
Original Owner: B.O. Kendall
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.