Charlie and Nettie Williams Home, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #556
Built: 1892 Declared: 04/21/1992
The original Highland Park house was built in 1892 and modified with the arched porch in 1902 after Mrs. Williams saw two new homes being built on the street using a similar porch design. The rear house was built for Williams in 1905 and utilizes a board ‘n batten construction and is designed in a style that was popular in rural America during the mid-nineteenth century. The interior walls of the rear house use no plaster and consist entirely of tongue-and-groove wood. They are an example of the simple homes that were built in Los Angeles during a period of rapid growth. In 1988, this property was threatened by an apartment development.