1901 N. Hobart Boulevard 90027
1901 N. Hobart Boulevard 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Lee Campbell, architect.
This Spanish Colonial Revival has been renovated with a more contemporary look.
This was the home in 1930 of writer Joseph Swerling. A refugee of the Russian Czarist regime, Joseph “Jo” Swerling grew up on New York’s lower East Side, where he sold newspapers to help support his family. Swerling moved up the journalist ladder to become a newspaper and magazine writer in the early ’20s, then launched a prolific playwriting career, scoring a major success with 1929’s The Kibitzer, which he co-wrote with actor Edward G. Robinson. Swerling was brought to Hollywood by Columbia Pictures chieftain Harry Cohn in 1929. The result was Ladies of Leisure (1930), the first of several fruitful Frank Capra-Swerling collaborations, culminating in the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Active in films until 1961, Swerling shared an Academy Award nomination in 1942 for Pride of the Yankees. Among his later Broadway efforts was the 1950 musical blockbuster Guys and Dolls.
1901 N. Hobart Blvd (Rents for $200 per month): 1) Joseph Swerling, renter and head of household; 36 year old married white male; married at age 26; born in Russia; parents born in Russia; speaks Russian; to U.S. in 1897, a naturalized citizen; a writer in the motion picture industry. 2) Florence Swerling, wife; 30 year old married white female; married at age 21; born in New York; parents born in Russia; not working. 3) Peter Swerling, son; 1 year 3 month old white male; born in New York. 4) Josephine C. Mandel, servant; 40 year old divorced white female; married at age 21; born in Wisconsin; parents born in Czechoslovakia; a cook with a private family. 5) Marguerite Nagel, servant; 34 year old single white female; born in Germany; parents born in Germany; speaks German; to U.S. in 1928, an alien; a nurse in a private family.
1901 Hobart Boulevard (Value $8,500). 1) Edgar P. Williams, head of household; white married male 58 years of age; born in Iowa; not working. 2) Jessie Williams, wife; white married female 53 years of age; born in Missouri; not working. 3) Rhoda Williams, daughter; white female 9 years of age; born in Texas; in school.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 2,819 sqft
Lot Size: 10,080 sqft
Year Built: 1921