2400 N. Inverness Avenue 90027
2400 N. Inverness Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Not visible from street.
Harry Hayden Whiteley, architect.
History: Harrison and Mary Fuller migrated from Iowa to California in 1881, settling in what would become Azusa. They had several children. Three of the sons (Harles H, Oretis B, and Ernest P.) became ranchers, owning land all over Southern California.
Charles H. had one son, Olive Ransome (“O.R”). O. R. Fuller was born in Kansas in 1880 and came to Southern California in 1898. By 1918, O.R. was managing a truck dealership. He also got into the bus business, starting with a single route and expanding it into “Motor Trans-it,” with service from LA to Bakersfield, San Diego and San Bernardino. In 1929, he sold the bus line to Greyhound, and had moved from selling trucks to fancy cars (Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg) in a showroom on “Automobile Alley” (Figueroa Street south of Downtown).
The house at 2400 Inverness was custom designed for O.R. and his family by architect Harry Hayden Whiteley in 1929. The Fullers only lived there a short time; the effects of the Great Depression caused them to move out in late 1932 or early 1933. They moved to their vacation home on their Corona ranch, eventually making it into a famous “Guest Ranch” visited by movie stars and other luminaries. (Source: Charles P. Hobbs, transportation historian; letter to LFIA dated March 15, 2008).
Prominent film editor, Joseph Fineman, lived here in 1985. (Source: www.movielanddirectory.com)
Franklyn Warner, the owner of Franklyn M. Warner Productions (originally called Fine Arts Pictures), a low-budget production company (not related to the Warner Brothers) lived here in 1940. (Internet Movie Database)
2400 Inverness Avenue (Value: $150,000): 1) Clive R. Fuller, owner and head of household; 49 year old white married male; married at age 28; born in Kansas; parents born in Iowa; an automobile salesman. 2) Iona Fuller, wife; 38 year old white married female; married at age 18; born in Arizona; father born in Missouri, mother in Illinois; not working. 3) Marcellie Fuller, daughter; 9 year old white female; in school; born in California. 4) Carl Vinez, chauffeur; 33 year old white married Negro; married at age 27; born in New York; parents born in New York; chauffeur for a private family. 5) Angel Corpus, cook; 28 year old single Filipino male; born in the Philippines; parents born in the Philippines; to US in 1920, a resident alien; a cook in a private family. 6) Ragnard Olson, gardener; 30 year old single white male; born in Sweden; parents born in Sweden; speaks Swedish; to US in 1924; citizenship pending; a gardener for a private family.
2400 Inverness (value: $100,000): 1) Franklyn G. Warner, head of household; white married male 40 years of age; born in Massachusetts; motion picture owner. 2) Helen E. Warner, wife; white married female 40 years of age; born in California; not working. 3) Thomas Mochizuki, servant; Japanese married male 54 years of age; born in Japan; cook in a private home; earns $850.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 8,184 sqft
Lot Size: 41,400 sqft
Year Built: 1929