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Glendale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lewis House

 
 
Lewis House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 18, 2019
1. Lewis House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1927. Excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture. Residence of world heavyweight wrestling champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis between 1933 and 1940.
 
Erected by City of Glendale. (Marker Number 68.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSports.
 
Location. 34° 10.026′ N, 118° 14.06′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Royal Boulevard north of Del Monte Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Royal Blvd, Glendale CA 91207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1441 Royal Boulevard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCall’s House (about 400 feet away); Burkhard House (about 700 feet away); Homeland (about 800 feet away); San Rafael Rancho (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goode House (approx. 1½ miles away); Casa Adobe de San Rafael (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alex Theatre (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The Royal Blvd Historic District consists of 30 homes built between 1923 and 1948.
At 1410 Royal Blvd is Glendale Historical Landmark No. 43 - Wian House, built in 1923, home of Bob Wian, founder of Bob’s Big Boy restaurants. The marker is inside the house.
 
Lewis House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 18, 2019
2. Lewis House
The marker is to the left of the garage door.
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"Strangler" Lewis Wrestling With His Sparring Partner image. Click for full size.
International Newsreel, New York (courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1920
3. "Strangler" Lewis Wrestling With His Sparring Partner
Glendale Historic District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 18, 2021
4. Glendale Historic District
Wian House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 27, 2021
5. Wian House
Located across the street, Glendale Historical Landmark No. 43.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on August 3, 2019.   4. submitted on May 19, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022