Walter D. Valentine Cottage B

Small cabin with stone chimney
Walter D. Valentine Cottage B, East façade (view northwest)

Photographer: Vanessa Withers, courtesy of California State Historic Preservation Office

Quick Facts

Location:
1419 E. Palm Street, Altadena, California
Significance:
Architecture
Designation:
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, reference number 100001337
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No

The Walter D. Valentine Cottage B is a single-family Craftsman style building originally constructed as a small cabin in 1912 by an unknown architect/builder in a rustic area of northeast Altadena. This suburb of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County just south of the Angeles National Forest is known as Wildwood Park. The building measures approximately 1,734 square feet according to Assessor records. The original 1912 cabin has been enlarged significantly from its original footprint. Between 1922 and 1924 the cabin was remodeled and enlarged by famed architect Henry Greene. The cabin is irregular in plan, wood frame, clad in rustic-cut board-and-batten, with natural Arroyo stone boulders used to create prominent design elements throughout. Wildwood Park is a unique natural setting and the building has a strong relationship to its surroundings. The building retains historic integrity despite expansion and alteration from its earliest construction period.