2027 N. Edgemont Street 90027
2027 N. Edgemont Street 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
R. W. Spice, owner/ architect/ contractor.
This was the residence in 1930 of Erle C. Kenton, a prominent film director.
Born in Montana in 1896, Kenton began in film as a Keystone Kop with Mack Sennett in 1914, and slowly worked his way up the ladder in the industry. After several successful ventures as Assistant Director, he finally directed his first film in 1920.
Kenton worked throughout the silent film era, mainly in comedies, and adapted quickly to the new demands of talking films. He also ventured in the horror film genre, but comedy was his forte. He directed Abbott and Costello in several of their films, and ended his career in television in such series as “Topper “ and “Amos and Andy.” by the time of his death in 1980, he had directed 75 films during his long career.
2027 Edgemont Street (Value: $30,000): 1) Raymond W. Spise (Spice), owner and head of household; 43 year old white married male; married at age 27; born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; an architect for homes. 2) Alene Spise, wife; 40 year old white married female; married at age 23; born in Missouri; father born in Virginia, mother in Illinois; not working. 3) Jo Ann Spise, daughter; 1 year 11 month old female; born in California. 4) Erle C. Kenton, nephew; 33 year old divorced white male; married at age 25; born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; a director in the motion picture industry. 5) Verna M. Ellerhoff, servant; 26 year old single white female; born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; a servant in a private family.
2027 Edgemont Avenue (Value $16,000): 1) Raymond W. Spice, head of household; white married male 53 years of age; born in Michigan; building contractor, homes. 2) Ailene Spice, wife; white married female 50 years of age; born in Missouri; not working. 3) Mary L. Spice, daughter; white female 11 years of age; born in California; in school. 4) Beth Hames, lodger; white single female 30 years of age; born in Utah; assistant in a doctor’s office.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 2,081 sqft
Lot Size: 5,790 sqft
Year Built: 1927