2241 N. Catalina Street 90027
2241 N. Catalina Street 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
WILLIAM E. SIMPSON, appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 1946 as the 32nd district attorney of Los Angeles County, was solid and trustworthy…inspiring confidence to the extent that in 1948, he attained the remarkable—perhaps singular—feat of being elected DA of Los Angeles County without opposition. Simpson had previously served as a Democratic state assemblyman, representing Kern County from 1913-15. He was a sponsor of legislation to establish absentee balloting, his bill passing both houses but died for lack of signature by the governor. He also served two stints as Fresno city attorney, an appointive position. On Nov. 22, 1923, the city council voted to refund $55,000 in taxes based on Simpson’s advice that the city had violated the law in collecting more money than it needed. Prior to his appointment as Los Angeles district attorney, Simpson had worked in the DA’s Office for some years and was credited as being “one of the ablest trial lawyers in California.” Simpson returned to private practice early in 1938, and following year, the Board of Supervisors named him special counsel in a graft investigation. (Metropolitan News Enterprise, 2007).
2241 N. Catalina Street: (Value: $30,000): 1) Charles S. Anderson, owner and head of household; 48 year old white married male; married at age 23; born in Missouri; father born in Sweden, mother in Ohio; an attorney at law general. 2) Edith A. Anderson, wife; 50 year old white married female; married at age 25; born in England; parents born in England; to US in 1887, a naturalized citizen; not working. 3) Dorothy E. Anderson, daughter; 22 year old single white female; born in California; an artist in the furniture industry. (19th ED, page 14B, lines 58-60).
2241 Catalina Street (value $12,000): 1) William E. Simpson, head of household; white married male 50 years of age; born in Illinois; attorney in private practice. 2) Ethel M. Simpson, wife; white married female 50 years of age; born in Iowa; not working. 3) William E. Simpson, Jr., son; white single male 22 years of age; born in California; in school. 4) Robert J. Simpson, son; white single male 15 years of age; born in California; in school. (ED 60-81; Page 5B; Lines 59-62).
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 2,904 sqft
Lot Size: 9,135 sqft
Year Built: 1922