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Haskins House
Photo by Larry Underhill

Haskins House

Built in 1894 for real estate developer Charles C. Haskins, this is the last Victorian built on Carroll Avenue and one of the few "Gay Nineties" houses remaining in Los Angeles. It vividly illustrates the height of late Victorian exuberance, with carved sunburst patterns, fish-scale shingles, and curvaceous columns. Spindles abound everywhere, from porch and turret railings, to the "gingerbread" in corners, to the pediment over the front entrance. Spindles even alternate in different patterns – with each other and with carved semicircular pieces – to further heighten visual interest.

The home's asymmetrical façade, rounded forms, Mansard roof, and corner turret exemplify the Queen Anne style. It also echoes the Italianate style of the neighboring Foy House, in features such as slant-sided bay windows, heavily bracketed cornices, and a vertical emphasis in the slim turret and narrow windows. Other exterior details include fish-scale shingles, elegantly carved porch columns, and detailed art glass in the front window transoms. The interior has been fully restored as well.

Otomisan Japanese Restaurant. Photo by Sue Hwang.

Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

Developed over a period of thirty years beginning in 1890 through the 1920s, 2504-2508 East First Street consists of a residence and commercial building significant for their associations with the history of Japanese Americans in Boyle Heights.
Photo by Marco Antonio Garcia

Libby House

Built in 1887 as part of the first wave of development in Angelino Heights, this home is in the classic Queen Anne Victorian style with the decorative shapes and patterns associated with the era.