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is a living history architecture museum located at 3800 Homer Street in the Montecito Heights neighborhood at Pasadena Freeway to Los Angeles.

Hale House at Heritage Square Los Angeles
The Hale House was built 1887 for real estate developer George W. Morgan, a superb and restored example of the Queen Anne and Eastlake Style.

Valley Knudsen Garden Residence
The Valley Knudsen Garden Residence was built in 1883 by Richard E. Shaw on Mozart Street with a Second Empire french mansard styled roof.

Lincoln Avenue Church Los Angeles
The 1897 Lincoln Avenue Church was designed by George W. Kramer and follows the Methodist's tradition of non-axial floor plans. Carpenter Gothic Style architecture.

Gothic Revival was built in the 1840's and was one of the first residential Victorian styles. Inspired by the country villas of northern Italy, the Italianate style was built 1860 to 1880. Second Empire is fashionable about the same time, but took it's inspiration from French architecture and it's typical mansard roof. Stick Style was a transition between Gothic Revival and Queen Anne and had it's popularity from 1860 to about 1890. Richardsonian Romanesque was a revival style based on the French and Spanish buildings of the 11th century, was built betweeen 1870 and 1900 characterized by stone. Queen Anne was the most varied, and decoratively rich architectural style and was built from 1880 to circa 1910 with ornamentation, wrap-around porches, bay windows, carvings, towers and turrets.

The Palms Depot in Los Angeles
The Palms Depot was built 1887 in the Eastlake style for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The historic building is also known as Grasshopper Stop.

Perry Residence in Los Angeles
Perry House 1876 by architect Ezra F. Kysor. The white Italianate Style house was moved here from Mount Pleasant Street of Boyle Heights.

Carriage Barn in Los Angeles
The Victorian Queen Anne Style Carriage Barn with pitched roof and gables was built in 1899 besides a hospital in Pasadena.

Ford House at Los Angeles Museum Village
The Ford House was constructed 1887 as middle-class home in downtown Los Angeles. Woodcarver John Ford added a lot of ornate wood carvings to the exterior of this Italianate Queen Anne beauty.

The Octagon House of Los Angeles
The Octagon House in Pasadena built in 1893 by Gilbert Longfellow. In 1848 Orson S. Fowler published a book about the idea that such a house costs less to construct.

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Heritage Square in Highland Park Los Angeles