13709 Penn Street was built in 1895. This residence was home to Clarence A. Nagler, a repairman, as listed in the 1932 Whittier City Directory. Originally from Michigan, Clarence lived with his wife Lucille, who was from South Dakota.
This residence is significant as an excellent example of Victorian-era architectural styles, featuring Folk Victorian and Queen Anne elements. Dating from the end of the nineteenth century, Victorian- era architecture combines innovative construction techniques, such as balloon framing, manufactured nails, and standardized component parts shipped to the construction site by rail with a romanticized image of the “picturesque.” Resulting houses constructed in this period incorporated asymmetrical plans that related to the interior flow of spaces and flamboyant exterior decoration.
Local designation date is July 7, 2015. The identification number is #94. No Mills Act Agreement was established at the time of the 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. Please contact us with updated information that you possess.