6532 Newlin Avenue was built in 1898. It was home to Jas T. McGuffin, a laborer in the oil fields, as listed in the 1925 Whittier City and Suburban Directory. Originally from Kentucky, Jas lived with his wife Addie, a laundress from Tennessee.
This residence is significant as an excellent example of Queen Anne architectural style. Dating from the end of the nineteenth century, Victorian-era architecture, including Queen Anne, 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. Identification #83. There was no Mills Act Agreement in force at the time 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.