6042 Bright Avenue was built in 1922 and is identified as landmark #60 in the local Whittier registry. No name was been ascribed to it from the local designation process.
This residence is significant as a relatively unusual example of the Craftsman style with a Mediterranean Revival influence. The Craftsman style evolved out of the Arts and Crafts Movement that began in England in the 1850s as a reaction to the industrial revolution and ornate styles of the time. It espoused a return to the simplicity of handicrafts and the Craftsman architectural style stressed the natural beauty of wood, the relationship of a building to its surroundings, and the use of secondary materials such as brick and stone. In California, the style was popularized by the Greene brothers, who incorporated an Asian influence. The style was included in pattern books and, in addition to residences, there are also examples of Craftsman style bungalow courts, institutional buildings, and commercial buildings. Whittier boasts both modest, one-story Craftsman bungalows as well as larger two-story homes that feature more architectural detail. The Mediterranean Revival influence can be seen in the tile roof and stucco wall surfaces.
The local designation date is July 7, 2015. This “local designation” is formally known as the CITY OF WHITTIER OFFICIAL LOCAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC RESOURCES. No Mills Act Agreement has been adopted for this house as of the date of local designation.
SOURCES: The information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge. It 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.
revised: July, 2016