Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses
The Los Angeles City Directory of 1878 indicated that Hellman resided on the corner of Main and 4th Street. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1878, [Los Angeles: Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House], p. 55.)
Hellman occupied this large Italiante house c. 1887, three years before he relocated to San Francisco, CA, to take over the Nevada Bank there. A Hellman House in Santa Monica, CA, was sold to Henry Workman Keller in 02/1892; it is unclear if this is the same Hellman House. (See LAPL California Index, "Keller, Henry Workman, 1840-1905"
Sitting on high foundations, this Italianate dwelling had a wrap-around front porch sheltering the main entrance. Bays protruded on the front and sides of the residence, adding interior room and sunlight and providing more surface area on which to locate ornamentation.
PCAD id: 14683