6716 Newlin Avenue was built in 1902. The residence was home to Walter F. Albright, as listed in the 1922 Whittier City and Suburban Directory. Originally from Texas, Walter was a pressman for Whittier News in 1922. He lived with his wife Bessie, a bookkeeper from Missouri, and son, who worked in oil fields.

This residence is significant as an excellent example of Neoclassical architectural style, which along with Shingle and Foursquare, is a common Transitional style in southern California. Transitional styles represent the transition from the Victorian-era styles of the late 1800s to the Craftsman style of the early 1900s and often individual buildings will incorporate less elaborate elements of both styles.

The local designation date is July 7, 2015 (Identification #85). This “local designation” is formally known as the CITY OF WHITTIER OFFICIAL LOCAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC RESOURCES. No Mills Act Agreement has been adopted for this house as of the date 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.