6331 Painter Avenue was built in 1923. Neither the architect nor the contractor are known at this time. This apartment building is known as the Elizabeth Apartments. Among early residents were Hester Thos and William Mowrey, a clerk at Whittier Paint and Wall Paper Company, as listed in the 1932 Whittier City Directory.
Elizabeth Apartments is significant as an excellent example of Mission Revival architectural style. At a time when new residents were immigrating in large numbers to Whittier from throughout the United States, increased interest in California history contributed to emergence of the Mission Revival movement, which encompassed restoration of extant buildings from Spanish and Mexican periods of rule, including missions and adobe houses, in addition to development of new buildings with exterior designs loosely referencing these early California buildings.
Local designation date is July 7, 2015. It is identified as landmark #91. No Mills Act Agreement was connected to this residence at the time of the Local designation date.
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.