6536 Friends Avenue was built in 1911. This residence was home to Marie Adams, widow of W.H. Adams, as listed in the 1922 Whittier City and Suburban Directory. 

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 style, 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.

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 (#72). No Mills Act Agreement has been adopted for this house as of the date of local designation.


A) This house has seven motion pictures that it was featured in: 1) it was part of the Disney film, Hocus Pocus, 2) 

B) This house is across the street from Central Park.


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.