2450 N. Glendower Avenue 90027
2450 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Lot attached to 4533 W. Cockerham Drive.
Original home built in the early 1920’s was demolished in the early 1950s.
Permit for new two-story single family home issued in August 2021.
2450 Glendower was the home of Julia Faye, a prominent film star in the silent era. Faye (born Julia Faye Covell) was born in 1898 in Virginia. She began in film in 1915, and soon after Cecil B. DeMille promoted her in most of his epic films during the 1920s while she became his mistress. She appeared in his films into the 1930s until their relationship dissolved. But DeMille continued to support her with small parts in his films and kept her on the Paramount payroll well into the 1940s and 1950s. Her last film was DeMille’s “The Buccaneer” (1958), and she had appeared in nearly 100 films by then. Later, DeMille built her new house at 2338 Observatory Avenue where she lived in 1930. John Robertson “Big John” Richards (February 24, 1875 –October 28, 1947) was an American football player, coach, educator, and public administrator. He served as the head coach at Colorado College (1905–1909), the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1911, 1917, 1919–1922), and Ohio State University (1912), compiling a career college football record of 58–21–8. After retiring from coaching, Richards was a director of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District, a part of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, from 1929 to 1947. (Wikipedia)
2450 Glendower Avenue: 1920 census: 1) Julia Faye, owner and head of household; 27 year old white married female; born in Virginia; father born in New Hampshire, mother in North Carolina; an actress in the motion pictures. 2) Cyrus E. Bowell, father; 58 year old white married male; born in New Hampshire; parents born in France; not working. 3) Eleanora Bowell, mother; 48 year old white married female; born in North Carolina; father born in North Carolina, mother in Virginia; not working. 4) Sakei Yaichi, servant; 26 year old married male; born in Japan; parents born in Japan; to US in 1899, a resident alien; a butler in a private family.
2450 Glendower Avenue (Value: $65,000): 1) John R. Richards, owner and head of household; 55 year old white married male; married at age 28; born in Wisconsin; father born in Vermont, mother in New York; a lawyer in investments. 2) Mabel W. Richards, wife; 49 year old white married female; married at age 22; born in Texas; father born in English Canada, mother in Illinois; not working.
2450 Glendower Avenue (value $30,000): 1) John R. Richards, head of household; white married male 65 years of age; born in Wisconsin; Department of Finance in an investment firm; earns over $5,000. 2) Mabel W. Richards, wife; white married female 60 years of age; born in Texas, not working. 3) Morris W. Richards, son; white married male 32 years of age; born in Italy; secretary in State Finance; earns $1,800. 4) Lucille Taylor, maid; 46 year old negro married female; born in Ohio; a maid in a private home; earns $800.
Type: Unknown Sold
Lot Size: 13,457 sqft