Step back in time as you take a walking tour of the Historic Catlin Court District. Part of this area is on the National Register of Histoic Places and eight blocks are listed on the Glendale Historic Property Register.
In 1915, Otto R. Hansen, a capitalist from Wisconsin, subdivided 80 acres into residential lots and named the area "Catlin" after his wife's maiden name. The initial growth stage of the neighborhood lasted from 1917 to 1930 and featured the prominent architectural style of the time, the Craftsman Bungalow. Many who built homes in this prominent development used plans from "Ye Planry" plan book. Catlin Court was one of the early, fashionable neighborhoods of the city.
Nearly half of Catlin Court's 82 buildings reflect the bungalow style of the early 1920s. A building resurgence which occurred in the late 1930s also introduced Spanish Eclectic and Minimal Traditional style architecture to the area.
This map highlights 24 of Catlin Court's historic homes, some of which now have been converted to antique stores, specialty shops and restaurants. The collection was chosen based on the integrity of the architectural style, or, in some instances. ownership by someone important to Glendale's history. Enjoy your walk through Glendale's past.