Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Eddie Anderson Residence (Primary)
Eddie Anderson Residence (Historic)
1924 W ROCHESTER CIR (Alternative)
Important Dates
1941-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Eddie Anderson Residence - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Paul R. Williams
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
1924 W ROCHESTER CIR Primary
1932 W ROCHESTER CIR Alternative
1928 W ROCHESTER CIR Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
South Los Angeles Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 8 (Council District)
EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS NORTH AREA NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
EXPOSITION PARK NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: American Colonial Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-01-05
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
American Colonial Revival, 1895-1960
American Colonial Revival, Late, 1940-1960
Residential
Eligibility Standards
  • Is an excellent example of the Late American Colonial Revival style
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Clapboard or brick exteriors
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Typically one or two stories in height
  • Symmetrical façade with entryway as the primary focus
  • Simple building forms
  • Side-gabled roof, typically with boxed eaves
  • Retains the essential physical features of the type from the period of significance
  • Details may include stylized door surrounds; paneled front door, sometimes set within a recessed entry; multi-paned double-hung sash windows; and fixed shutters
  • Classical detailing is simplified to merely suggest their Colonial precedents, rather than closely mirroring them
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Location
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Grand American Colonial Revival residence constructed by master architect Paul R. Williams for African American actor Eddie Anderson.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1941-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2011-09-01
    Context/Theme
    Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential Properties Associated with the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential Properties Associated with Significant Persons in the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential
    Single-Family Residence
    Eligibility Standards
  • Retains essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Is directly associated with the productive life of the person within the entertainment industry
  • Individual must be proven to have made an important contribution to the entertainment industry
  • A residence designed specifically for a significant person in the entertainment industry, or the long-term residence of a significant person in the entertainment industry
  • The individual must have resided in the property during the period in which he or she achieved significance
  • May also be a good example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • May be associated with individuals important in ethnic, cultural, LGBT or women’s history
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Residence of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, a significant African American actor and comedian. Also a significant figure in the Central Avenue community.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1941-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 8aa1e71d-e602-40bd-b6fc-0b49e951b650
    Property Identification Number: 117B189 26
    Property Identification Number: 117B189 28
    Property Identification Number: 117B189 27
    House ID: 525463

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - South Los Angeles Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Eddie Anderson (was owned by / owned, was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)
    Paul R. Williams (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: South Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)