One of the majestic Victorian-era homes that line Carroll Avenue in Angeleno Heights has gone up for sale. The three-bedroom house at 1321 Carroll Avenue, priced at $600,000, was built in 1886 in the Eastlake-style. But the 124-year-old home, a city cultural historic landmark, is a relative newcomer to Angeleno Heights, having been moved to the lot in 1978 from 1145 Court Street (now part of the Roybal Learning Center campus). In fact, while the Angeleno Heights is known for its collection of impressive Victorian and Craftsman-style homes, many were built in other parts of the city and moved – often under the threat of demolition – to the neighborhood east of Echo Park Lake.
Some of the houses moved to Angeleno Heights predate the neighborhood, which began to be developed in the late 1880s. A few lots away from 1321 Carroll Avenue, the Foy House, was moved to Carroll Avenue in 1993 from Witmer Street near Good Samaritan Hospital. It was the second move for the house, which was built in 1872 at the corner of Figueroa and Seventh streets in downtown. A short walk away, a Queen Anne-style home at 1824 E. Kensington Road was constructed in 1894 near downtown until an oil boom left the house surrounded by oil wells. In the early 1900s, the house was moved to its current location by oilman Zacariah H. Weller.
Endangered homes continue to find a haven in Angeleno Heights, including a mid-century Richard Neutra-designed house, which was moved from Brentwood in 2008 and now sits in a vacant lot awaiting restoration.
In Angeleno Heights, rescued Victorians and other homes are protected by a historic district that oversees changes to the historic character and features of the properties and makes demolition extremely difficult.
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