13420 Hadley Street was built in 1930. It was home to Allen Bewley, as listed in the 1932 Whittier City Directory.
This residence is significant as an excellent example of Tudor Revival architectural style. Paralleling the rise of Spanish Colonial Revival, eclectic English and French inspired Period Revival styles distinguished Whittier buildings constructed in the 1920s and 1930s. These eclectic styles were attributed to architects trained in the tradition of l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, a group of influential French design institutions that emphasized literal representations of European architectural precedents, while exuding aura of opulence through extensive detail during an economically prosperous era. Increased appreciation among Americans for Great Britain and France, precipitated by positive interactions with these countries during World War I and romanticized depictions of their architectural landscapes in motion pictures of the era, further contributed to popularity of architectural styles referencing these countries.
Local designation date was July 7, 2015. Designation number is 78. No Mills Act Agreement was connected to this property at the time of its local designation.
SOURCES: The information above has been obtained from the original local designation documents and edits from the Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association. It may also include ongoing current ownership input.