3435 N. Amesbury Road 90027
3435 N. Amesbury Road 90027 Los Feliz USA
Historic-Cultural Monument # 1026 (2/5/2013) Charles Wolcott lived here in 1940. He was a music composer who served as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Bahá’í Faith, between 1963 and 1987. Wolcott was born in Flint, Michigan, USA. He moved to Hollywood in 1937 and soon began working at Walt Disney Studios writing music for cartoon shorts, then feature films such as Pinocchio and Bambi. By 1944, he had become General Musical Director at Disney Studios. In 1950, he transferred to MGM Studios as Associate General Musical Director, and in 1958 became General Musical Director. Wolcott had hit singles “Tico-Tico” (in 1944), and “Ruby Duby Du” (in 1960). (Source: Wikipedia, 2016)
The Sherwood House Historic-Cultural monument was designed by architect Charles M. Hutchison. The architect was a partner with Walker and Eisen and designed the Don Lee Cadillac building that was located at 7th and Bixel streets (now demolished). The second and third owners, James J. Cline and Tobias Kotzin, were active in college football and fashion design, respectively. The subject building was one of the first homes built in the Los Feliz Hills subdivision. Built in 1929, this two-story L-shaped residential building exhibits character-defining features of the Tudor Revival Style. (Source: Historic-Cultural Monument Application).
Charles M. Hutchison, architect.
3435 Amesbury Road (rents for $125): 1) F. Charles Wolcott, head of household; white married male 33 years of age; born in Michigan; Musical arranger in motion pictures; earns more than $5,000. 2) Harriett M. Wolcott, wife; white married female 35 years of age; born in Michigan; not working. 3) Sheila J. Wolcott, daughter; white female 5 years of age; born in New York; in school. 4) Marsha J. Wolcott, daughter; white female 4 years of age; born in New York. 5) Elizabeth A. Wolcott, sister; white single female 21 years of age; born in Michigan; secretary in motion picture industry; earns $396. 6) Robert R. Curtis, ???; white divorced male 32 years of age; born in Michigan; not working. 7) E. Whyatt Kellock, maid; white widow 65 years of age; born in Scotland; housekeeper/domestic; earns $520. (ED 60-78B; Page 1A; Lines 2-8).
Type: Tudor Sold
Bed Rooms: 4
Area: 2,909 sqft
Year Built: 1929