6212 Friends Avenue was built in 1905 for George Hazard. Originally from Michigan, George worked as a teacher and lived with his wife Hannah, who was from New York, and their five children.
This residence is significant as an excellent example of Folk Victorian architectural style. 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 identification date was July 7, 2015. Identification number is 69. 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.