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

Smith House

 
 
Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
1. Smith House Marker
Inscription.  
William U. Smith House, Greek Revival style. Built 1908. Declared 1988, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 376, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
 
Erected 1988 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 376.)
 
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 1908.
 
Location. 34° 6.506′ N, 118° 11.549′ W. Marker is in Highland Park, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Avenue 57,, 0.1 miles south of Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 S Avenue 57, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Route 66 & Chicken Boy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drake House (approx. ¼ mile away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 0.4
Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2021
2. Smith House
The marker is to the right of the door. The retaining wall is made of stones from the nearby arroyo.
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miles away); First Electric Power Pole (approx. half a mile away); York Junction (approx. 0.6 miles away); Northeast Police Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Judson Studios (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Park.
 
Regarding Smith House. Originally from Pennsylvania, Smith built this house in 1908 from a set of plans. He modified the façade to reflect a Greek Revival style he remembered from his youth, and listed himself on the permit as the architect.
This is private property, not open to the public.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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