Sold: 1930s Spanish in Echo Park’s “Forgotten Edge”

Sold: 1930s Spanish in Echo Park’s “Forgotten Edge”

There are few Echo Park 1930s Spanish homes as well-preserved as 835 Centennial Street.  Sited on the fringe between Chinatown and Echo Park, north of Angeleno Heights and south of Elysian Park, is a neighborhood known as Victor Heights, or the “Forgotten Edge.”

The hillside enclave was named after Victor Beaudry, mining tycoon and businessman of the late 1800s.  His brother and the 13th mayor of L.A., Prudent Beaudry, receives credit for the surname on the familiar Downtown avenue.

The east-facing 1939 Spanish home, custom-built for the time, spans 2,404 square feet for 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full basement, 2-car garage, and a street-to-street lot.

Spanish red tile clay surrounds the roof, while exposed beams can be found in the living room.  Doors throughout have stenciled inlay, with ample dressers built in to the home’s hallways and corners.

A polygon foyer can be found in the rear of  the home.

One of the charming items still intact?  A milkman’s delivery alcove on the side of the house for raw or pasteurized milk, table or whipping cream, buttermilk, butter, cottage cheese, and eggs — oh, my!

A view of the Downtown skyline is visible from the kitchen, but a street view easily showcases the glimmering skyscrapers nearby.


835 Centennial Street

Sold Price: $440,000

2,404 square feet

Charles H. Le, of RE/MAX Executives Beverly Hills, represented the Seller.  Jovelle Narcise, of Keller Williams Realty — Los Feliz, represented the Buyer.

For additional information on Echo Park homes, please contact Jovelle Narcise at (213) 718-1110.

About Jovelle Schaffer

Echo Park native and real estate agent who loves to cook, imbibe, and write about Los Angeles real estate, community, revitalization.