4533 W. Cockerham Drive 90027
4533 W. Cockerham Drive 90027 Los Feliz USA
Alternate address 2450 N. Glendower Ave. Formerly was 2401 N. Vermont.
“The William Mead home”
Cockerham Dr. was named for local resident Muriel E. Cockerham.
Vermont Canyon’s first structure, Mead founded the Los Feliz Improvement Association in 1916. Mead albums at the Huntington Library contain records of his political career, banking career, and very limited records of Los Feliz investment. (Source: Diane Kanner)
“New foothill showplace will occupy 8-acre knoll. Dwelling of palatial proportions.” Artist’s rendering included. (Source: Los Angeles Times, 06/02/12)
The Hamburgers lived here in the 1930’s. They were descendants of Asher, Samuel A., and Moses Hamburger (father and two sons) who arrived from Sacramento in 1881. In 1882 they established a department store, A. Hamburger and Sons, which became the May Company. (Source: Boyle Workman’s “The City That Grew”, Southland Publishing Co., Los Angeles, 1935, p. 184.)
J. R. Richards was President, Bennett, Richards & Company, 621 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, California; born at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and received his early education in the public schools of his birth place; he then entered the University of Wisconsin, graduating with the degree of Law; married Miss Mabel Wilson of Dallas, Texas, at Dixie, Canada, in 1903; came to Los Angeles in 1920, with several years of former practice. J. R. Richards is a Director of the Metropolitan Water District, Director of the Globe Grain and Milling Company; member of Los Angeles Country, University, City and Westport Beach Clubs, and the California Club; makes his residence at 2450 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles. (Source: Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 1932-1933, p.161) (Photo) (Source: Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 1928-1929, p. 179.)
2401 North Vermont Avenue: 1) William Mead, owner and head of household; 57 year old white married male; born in Illinois; father born in England, mother in Ohio; a real estate agent. 2) Nella Hilda Mead, wife; 45 year old white married female; born in Iowa; father born in New York, mother in Iowa; not working. 3) Kate Klauson, servant; 31 year old single white female; born in Wisconsin; father born in Germany, mother in Europe; a maid in a private home. 4) Irmatilde (?) Anderson, servant; 30 year old white single female; born in Minnesota; parents born in Sweden; a cook in a private home.
2401 North Vermont Avenue (Value: 1,000,000): 1) David A. Hamburger, owner and head of household; 72 year old white married male; married at age 40; born in California; parents born in Germany; not working. 2) Katherine F. Hamburger, wife; 56 year old white married female; married at age 24; born in California; father born in Indiana, mother in Iowa; not working. 3) Florence E. Hamburger, daughter; 22 year old single white female; born in California; not working. 4) Arthur M. Hamburger, son; 23 year old single white male; born in California; an actor in the cinema. 5) Howard H. Hamburger, son; 11 year old white male; in school; born in California. 6) Lucy Krantz, servant; 23 year old single white female; born in Nancy France; parents born in France; speaks French; to US in 1927, a resident alien; a servant in a private family. 7) Ernestine Wade, servant; 23 year old single white female; born in Nancy France; parents born in France; speaks French; to US in 1910, a resident alien; a servant in a private family. 8) Fred Ackinachi, servant; 40 year old Japanese male; born in Japan; parents born in Japan; speaks Japanese; to US in 1906, a resident alien; a servant in a private family. 9) Ishi Ackinachi, servant; 28 year old Japanese female; born in Japan; parents born in Japan; speaks Japanese; to US in 1922, a resident alien; a servant in a private family. 10) Katherine Ackinachi, servants child; 6 year old Japanese female; born in California. 11) Donald Judkins, chauffeur; 28 year old white single male; born in Idaho; parents born in Idaho; a chauffeur for a private family. 12) Chang Bing, cook; 52 year old married Chinese male; married at age 22; born in California; parents born in China; a cook for a private family.
Bed Rooms: 6
Area: 9,707 sqft
Year Built: 1917