Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Site of Houdini Estate (Alternative)
Walker Estate (Primary)
Important Dates
1925-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Walker Estate - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
2400 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Primary
2374 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
Hollywood Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, Estate   Use: Historic     Style: Other    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP46. Walls/gates/fences          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2015-09-28
Context/Theme
Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with Significant Persons in the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    "This property is said to be the Harry Houdini Estate, the long-time home of the pioneering illusionist and stunt performer. However, research indicates that the original residence burned down, although a guest house and extensive landscape features (ston"
    Periods of Significance
    No periods of significance recorded

    Date Evaluated
    2015-09-28
    Context/Theme
    Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
    Early Residential Development, 1880-1930
    Early Single-Family Residential Development, 1880-1930
    Residential
    Single-Family Residence
    Eligibility Standards
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    "Large residential estate, significant as a particular residential development type found in certain areas of the city, including Hollywood. However, research indicates that the original residence burned down, although a guest house and extensive landscape features (stone walls, terracing, pedestrian bridge) appear to remain. The property is not fully visibly from the public right-of-way. Therefore, the evaluation could not be completed."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1925-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    House ID: 800208
    Property Identification Number: 153B173 409
    SurveyLA ID: bc06cd13-7ecc-437b-b5cc-9db21055904b

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Hollywood Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Historic Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Hollywood Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)