7055 Washington Avenue is known officially as the Landreth-Harrington House. Records list it as being built in 1904.
Lewis Landreth owned a feed and fuel store by the name of “L. Landreth and Co.” Aside from his status as a local businessman, his involvement with the early development of the City of Whittier was considerable. Serving on Whittier’s first Board of Trustees and his help in the incorporation of the City in 1898 stand as his major contributions to the early political endeavors of Whittier. The Victorian era design remains a unique example of architecture that blended many sub-types of the Victorian style into one residence. The roof configuration and the gable ornamentation suggest it to be a Queen Anne as does the period of its construction. The dimensional windows and the elaborate brackets suggest the more commercial Italianate Victorian design. Finally, the flared design suggests Stick or Eastlake Victorian which peaked a decade prior to represents an example of vernacular Victorian design with an interesting amalgam of Victorian era details.
Local designation date is May 4, 1993. There was Mills Act active for this house at the time of the local designation. The local designation identification is #24.
7055 Washington Avenue is currently listed for sale for $642,000 (cash only due to a number of incomplete projects that disqualify if for financing). It has 6 bedrooms, 3 baths with 2796 sq ft living space.
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.