4208 W. Dundee Drive 90027
4208 W. Dundee Drive 90027 Los Feliz USA
J. T. Zeller, architect.
“Lot sales reported. W.I. Hollingsworth & Co.through E. A. Weber, report the following lot sales at Griffith Park Terrace Tract: To Frank M. Benton, John van Breton, John T. Allen, Andrew R. Chapman, J. C. Clausen, Mrs. Lawrence Farrell, Franklin P. Wilson, Elliott & Horne, Otto H. Hirschner, Mrs. Jennie R. Barrere, Will L. Peck, R. T. Nourse, Elsa Maywald, Mrs. E. M. Gobach, W. P. Wilson, Loyal Hamilton, L. L. Nichol, J. P. Hesnorich, Dr. C. C. Heller, and James M. McFarland” (Source: Los Angeles Times, 04/06/19, p.1)
See article “Los Feliz Remembered” on Robert Nourse by Nancy Bolton in the Los Felizian, Summer, 1990. Rice and Belle Nourse purchased one acre in the Griffith Park Terrace Tract for $1,250. 1919. By 1924, with their own hands and those of hired labor, they completed the home of wood shake. Concrete was made from sand carried down from 4301 Parva. Water in the house was piped from a reservoir in Griffith Park and fed an avocado grove above the house. Their son Bob helped Rice build a 3-car garage which was surrounded by fill dirt. They built a bridge over a stream on the lower part of the property. The home remained in the Nourse family until 1979. (Source: Bob Nourse in an interview with Nancy Bolton in 1989. Nourse was still managing the family insurance business on Sunset Blvd.)
Rice Nourse was an LFIA Director between 1927 and 1929.
See also Oral history done by Nancy Bolton in 1989.
4208 Dundee Drive (Value: $20,000): 1) Rice F. Nourse, owner and head of household; 40 year old white married male; married at age 26; born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; assistant manager in an insurance firm. 2) Belle V. Nourse, wife; 40 year old white married female; married at age 26; born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; not working. 3) Robert V. Nourse, son; 12 year old white male; in school; born in California. 4) Virginia M. Nourse, daughter; 9 year old white female; in school; born in California. 5) Dorothy O. Nourse, daughter; 5 year old white female; in school; born in California. 6) Olea E. Vandergrift, sister; 55 year old single white female; born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; not working.
4208 Commonwealth Avenue (Value $15,000): 1) Rice Tedford Nourse, head of household; white married male 50 years of age; born in Kentucky; life insurance salesman. 2) Bella V. Nourse, wife; white married female 50 years of age; born in Alabama; not working. 3) Robert V. Nourse, son; white single male 22 years of age; born in California; carpenter helper for a contractor; earns $900. 4) M. Virginia Nourse, daughter; white single female 19 years of age; born in California; in school; chemistry laboratory assistant; earns $1,470. 5) Dorothy O. Nourse, daughter; white single female 15 years of age; born in California; in school.
Type: Craftsman Sold
Area: 2,563 sqft
Lot Size: 9,000 sqft
Year Built: 1924