The 6000 block of Walnut Avenue was found to be a distinguishable part of Long Beach history and was determined to be significant as an intact and cohesive automobile suburb, whose core was constructed between 1928 and 1930. The period of significance is between 1928-1956. A total of 19 properties were analyzed and 17 were found to directly contribute to the significance of the district. The 19 properties were found to be unified through compatible architectural styles and scale, shared planning features, street trees, landscaping, and uniform setbacks.
The historic context statement indicates the Grant Neighborhood is a cohesive collection of residential properties that reflects Long Beach’s booming economic growth in the 1920s and corresponding rapid residential expansion in the city periphery, in particular through North Long Beach, as the rise of the personal automobile made settlement feasible in areas far from central Long Beach. The predominant architectural style in the neighborhood is Spanish Colonial Revival-influenced, but English Revival/Storybook-influenced homes, as well as Ranch Style homes are also found in the district.
Notably, this designation expands the geographic diversity of landmark districts around Long Beach. It is the first landmark district in North Long Beach.
Designated Streets/Area 6000 block of Walnut Avenue
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DOWNLOAD the Grant Neighborhood Historic District Ordinance/Resolution, adopted by the City Council on October 15, 2019.