6054 Alta Avenue was built in 1936, is landmark #52 and has no name designated for it.


A modest yet large example of Tudor Revival architectural style, this residence is significant as a rare extant Whittier building designed by master architect Carleton Monroe Winslow (1876-1946). Winslow studied architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, a group of French design institutions emphasizing literal representations of European architectural precedents that were highly influential in designs of Whittier's Period Revival buildings of the 1920s and 1930s. In 1911, Winslow oversaw design and construction of San Diego's 1914 Panama Pacific International Exposition, which instigated popularity of Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style throughout the western United States. Although Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was the exposition's chief architect, Winslow was responsible for selecting Spanish Colonial Revival as the style for exposition buildings and features. Other notable buildings designed by Winslow include Central Library in Los Angeles, Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, First Baptist Church in Pasadena, and Church of the Star of the Sea in San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood. In Hacienda Heights, Winslow designed an adobe inspired building, which is no longer extant, at Hacienda Country Club.


Local designation date is July 7, 2015.


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.