Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No. 222 - Daggett Residence

Daggett Residence

Daggett Residence
c. 1909 – R.L. Gifford
1405 Kellam Avenue – map
Declared: 6/6/79

Charles H. Daggett was born in 1847 to Hiram and Sarah Daggett of Canton, Massachusetts. The family moved to Minneapolis, with Charles marrying Sarah Marilla Bidwell. Charles and Sarah (his wife, that is, not his mom) had a son, Hubert Lindsley Daggett, in September 1877. The Charles Daggetts headed west to Los Angeles in 1901 to find fortune in the oil industry.

Daggett Residence

The Daggetts settled into a home at 1277 Bellevue Avenue, with eyes on both the relatively exclusive neighborhood of Angeleño Heights and the oil wells lining Temple Street. Soon after, Charles, son Hubert, and William H. Fletcher of nearby Calumet Avenue, formed an oil production company, one which would grow to include thirty producing wells in L.A.

Daggett Residence

In 1902, the Daggett family moved into 1321 Carroll Avenue (there is a landmarked home today at 1321, but the site’s original house in which the Daggetts lived was demolished in 1970). The following year, Charles purchased part of the old Everett E. Hall property at the northwest corner of Kellam Avenue and Douglas Street. It took a few years, but finally in the late oughts, local builder Sylvester J. Cook (he was living on Beaudry Avenue nearby), working off an R.L. Gifford design, built for the Daggetts one of the few Mission Revival houses in Angelino Heights today.

Much of the home is obscured today by trees, but you still can enjoy the style’s eaves and rafters, red-tiled roof, glimpses of leaded windows, and the tell-tale parapets.

Daggett Residence

Hubert died in 1933. Charles had passed on years before (a 1929 city directory has listed living at 1405 Kellam both Hubert and his widowed mom).

Grace W. Trentani and Betty Fox were the home’s owners during its designation as a city landmark in 1979.

Note: A big thanks to Pete Daggett for his comment below. I
ve gone and edited the post based on the information he provided. Thanks, Pete.

Daggett Residence


Morales, Thomas M. “Incongruous Style of Barn, Home Raise Curiosity” Northwest Leader; Sep 26, 1979, p. 2

An Album of Architecturally Significant Homes in Century-Old Angelino Heights Carroll Avenue Restoration Foundation 1987 Los Angeles, CA

Up next: Weller Residence


Anonymous said...

My older sister went to high school with a Dagget girl back in the 70's. She was from a wealthy Pasadena area family. It's an unusual name so I wouldn't be surprised if she was a relation.

I'm going to try and make Sunday's event. Found some of the Bunker Hill photos and am going to scan them today.

Floyd B. Bariscale said...

Maybe no relation. There was a separate Charles D. Daggett who lived in and was a muck-a-muck in Pasadena at the time, instrumental in the early history of the Rose Bowl Parade, for starters.

Anonymous said...

According to the Supplement to the History of the Doggett - Daggett Family, Charles and Hubert were not brothers, they were father and son. Charles Henry Daggett was born to Hiram W.and Sarah Kinsman (Little) Daggett in Canton Massachusetts September 19, 1847. Hiram and family at some point moved to Minneapolis where Hiram died.

Charles married Sarah Marilla Bidwell (Also born in Mass.), they had one child named Hubert Lindsley Daggett born September 29, 1877 (When Charles was 30 years old)

Pete Daggett,

Floyd B. Bariscale said...

Wow, thanks a ton, Pete. This all makes much more sense. So Sarah Marilla was likely listed as both Sarah and Millie. I really appreciate the corrections.