West Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ranch style, built 1952. Declared 2017, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1150, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.
Erected 2017 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 1150.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
Location. 34° 12.743′ N, 118° 38.128′ W. Marker is in West Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Jason Avenue north of Ingomar Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7806 Jason Ave, Canoga Park CA 91304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orcutt Ranch (approx. half a mile away); Canoga Mission Gallery (approx. one mile away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 1½ miles away); Canoga Park Branch Library (approx. Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Canoga Park Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Hills.
Regarding Schaefer House. The Schaefer House is a traditional Ranch-style residence, located on a cul-de-sac. It was designed by structural engineer John B. Ferguson for Fred Schaefer, who, as a carpenter, designed and constructed the detailing himself. The house has a low-pitched gabled roof, board and batten siding, and sea shells set into flagstone walls. The house is an excellent example of a traditional Ranch-style house, with its rambling, elongated plan. In just a few years’ time, the San Fernando Valley was transformed into a sprawling suburb of Los Angeles, and much of the new residential development was comprised of Ranch houses like this one.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on April 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.