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Roland E. Hill House

 
 
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By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
1. Roland E. Hill House Marker
Inscription.  
Roland E. Hill, Architect of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, built this home for his parents. Built 1926. Declared 2008, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 917, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 2008 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 917.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 34° 7.557′ N, 118° 20.898′ W. Marker is in Studio City, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Bennett Drive 0.3 miles south of Cahuenga Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3268 Bennett Dr, Los Angeles CA 90068, 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. Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building (approx. half a mile away); Alfred Hitchcock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kallis House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lankershim Monument
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By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
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(approx. one mile away); Universal City Overlook (approx. one mile away); Cahuenga Pass Treasure (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hollywood Reservoir (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Roland E. Hill House. While in France during World War One, Roland sketched many of the castles that he saw, and he met Walt Disney. Roland's family descendants still have his original castle drawing book from France. In about 1925, Roland joined Walt Disney in the Los Angeles area and contributed his castle knowledge to Disney's animation department for the film Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs in 1937. He provided castle information to Walt Disney on Fantasia and Sleeping Beauty in the 1940s and 1950s. Ultimately, Walt invited Roland to design the Disneyland Castle in 1953, which is the most photographed building in the world.
 
Roland E. Hill House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
3. Roland E. Hill House
Roland E. Hill House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
4. Roland E. Hill House
Roland E. Hill House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
5. Roland E. Hill House
Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
6. Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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