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

Drake House

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
1. Drake House Marker
Inscription.  
Circa 1894. Homestead style with Eastlake influence.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 338, declared January 26, 1988, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
 
Erected 1988 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 338.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & 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 1894.
 
Location. 34° 6.582′ N, 118° 11.287′ W. Marker is in Highland Park, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Avenue 60,, 0.1 miles south of Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 S Avenue 60, Los Angeles CA 90042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland Park Ebell Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith House (approx. ¼ mile away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Electric Power Pole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Route 66 & Chicken Boy
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By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
2. Drake House Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); York Junction (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judson Studios (approx. half a mile away); Northeast Police Station (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Park.
 
Regarding Drake House. Constructed on Gilbert Street (now S. Avenue 60) in 1892, and virtually unaltered for over a century. It is a classic example of a homestead house with a tri-gabled design.
Private property, not open to the public.
 
Drake House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
3. Drake House
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By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
4. Nearby House
Located on Hayes Avenue east of Avenue 60,
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 143.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Nov. 29, 2021