2520 N. Nottingham Avenue 90027
2520 N. Nottingham Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Potential Historic-Cultural Landmark
Wallace Neff, architect
First home of Norman and Dorothy Buffum Chandler. Designed by Wallace Neff. (Source: Pacific Coast Architect, Sept., 1927 vol. XXXII, no 3, p. 24)
Listed at $1,325,000 in February, 2001.
Norman Chandler, the son of Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler and the grandson of the Times founder, Harrison Gray Otis, was born on September 14, 1899 in Los Angeles.
He became the Times general manager in 1936, and upon his father’s death in 1944, was made the third publisher of the newspaper. Under his tenure, the LA Times became the largest circulation newspaper in Los Angeles with more lines of advertising than any other American newspaper. He retired as publisher in 1960, passing the reigns to his son, Otis Chandler.
His wife, Dorothy, was instrumental in founding the Music Center of Los Angeles (inaugurated in 1965). Norman Chandler remained Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Times until 1968. He passed away in Los Angeles on October 20, 1973.
2520 Nottingham Avenue (Value: $55,000): 1) Norman Chandler, owner and head of household; 30 year old white married male; married at age 22; born in California; father born in New Hampshire, mother in Ohio; Assistant Publisher of a newspaper. 2) Dorothy Chandler, wife; 28 year old white married female; married at age 28; born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; not working. 3) Camilla Chandler, daughter; 4 year old white female; born in California. 4) Otis Chandler, son; 2 year old white male; born in California. 5) Anna Johnson, servant; 60 year old single white female; born in Illinois; parents born in Sweden; a servant in a private family. 6) Ella Spitle, servant; 28 year old single white female; born in Germany; parents born in Germany; speaks German; to US in 1927, citizenship pending; a servant in a private family.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Bed Rooms: 4
Area: 4,129 sqft
Lot Size: 16,450 sqft
Year Built: 1927