Historic Landmarks

In general, an historic landmark is an honorary designation that is conferred upon any improvement, building, structure, place, object etc. that has been determined to be of significant cultural, architectural or historical value to the citizens of a City, region, State or nation and has been legally designated as such. An historic landmark designation can therefore be conferred upon a resource by local government, the State of California or the Department of the Interior. However, the eligibility criteria used to designate an historic landmark does vary slightly between local, state and federal agencies. Likewise, a resource that is designated as a historic landmark by one government agency does not necessarily mean that the other agencies have also designated the same resource as a historic landmark.

City of Whittier’s Official Local Register of Historic Resources

The City of Whittier currently has 48 City designated historic landmarks and four historic districts within the community. Some of these resources are also listed on the California Register of Historic Resources and/or on the National Register of Historic Places. Click on the address links below to see a photograph of each resource and read more about it.

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

Address/Location

Name

Year Designated

13019 Bailey St.

The Monterey Building

Jun. 26, 2001

13537 Beverly Blvd.

Leslie/ Myers House

Aug. 10, 2004

5810 Bright Ave.

Eason House

Oct. 22, 2002

6235 Bright Ave.

Stokes/Sullens House

Jan. 14, 1997

6317 Bright Ave.

Seelt House

Dec. 9, 1997

6516 Bright Ave.

Briggs House

Aug. 22, 1989

6523 Bright Ave.

Chase House

Sept. 25, 1991

13421 Camilla St.

Bailey House

Sept. 25, 1991

7332 College Ave.

McGee House

Apr. 22, 2003

7758 College Ave.

Simon Murphy House

Sept. 25, 1991

8310 Comstock Ave.

Jordan House

Sept. 25, 1991

12348 Dorland St.

Dorland House

Sept. 25, 1991

6056 Friends Ave.

Barr House

Nov. 28, 2000

6546 Friends Ave.

Sheridan House

Dec. 9, 1997

6554 Friends Ave.

Johnson-Harrison House

Sept. 7, 1989

6706 Friends Ave.

Former Whittier Women's Club

Apr. 22, 1993

6237 Greenleaf Ave.

Guirado House

Sept. 25, 1991

6754 Greenleaf Ave.

National Trust and Savings Bank

Apr. 13, 1993

7040 Greenleaf Ave.

Former Wardman Theater

May 4, 1993

7333 Greenleaf Ave. (Formerly 11825 Bailey St.)

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

Dec. 8, 1986

12025 Hadley St.

Cool-a-Coo Ice Cream Plant

May 4, 1993

13648 La Cuarta

Strawbridge House

Nov. 11, 1997

14932 La Cuarta

Mauro Residence

Sept. 14, 2004

8600 La Tremolina Ln.

Wellesley House

Sept. 25, 1991

13634 Mar Vista St.

Holton-Haendiges Residence and Barn/Guest House

Sept. 13, 2005

8201 Michigan Ave.

Williams House

Jan. 11, 2000

11706 North Circle Dr.

S.C. Hookstratten Residence

Jul. 28, 1998

11114 Orange Dr.

Strong House/Ranchito Del Fuerte

Sept. 11, 1991

5821 Painter Ave.

Coppock House

Oct. 23, 2001

6045 Painter Ave.

Smullins House

May 4, 1993

6324 Painter Ave.

Batson House

Sept. 22. 1998

13033 Penn St.

Standard Oil Building

Sept. 25, 1991

13002 Philadelphia St.

Former First National Bank and Bank of America

Sept. 25, 1991

13406 Philadelphia St.

Mendenhall Hall at Whittier College

May 4, 1993

6732 Pickering Ave.

Knupp House

May 27, 1997

14148 Second St.

East Whittier Women's Club

Sept. 25, 1991

13952 Summit Dr.

Aubrey Wardman House

Sept. 25, 1991

5813 Washington Ave.

Warner/ Snyder House

Dec. 7, 2004

6318 Washington Ave.

Rios House

Mar. 1995

6513 Washington Ave.

Osmun House

Oct. 28, 1997

6537 Washington Ave.

Charles Sutherland House

Sept. 25, 1991

6543 Washington Ave.

Thornburgh House

Sept. 11, 2001

7055 Washington Ave.

Landreth-Harrington House

May 4, 1993

7056 Washington Ave.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

Jul.1994

12300 Whittier Blvd.

Whittier Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree

1994

12327 Whittier Blvd.

Former Citrus Association Packing House

Sept. 25, 1991

6743 Worsham Dr.

Swain House

Sept. 12, 2000

6799 Worsham Dr.

Stoody House

Dec. 18, 2001


To view building, structures and objects determined eligible for local landmark designation, click here.

For more detailed information, click here.

California Register of Historical Resources

Whittier has 27 historic landmarks that are designated in the California Register of Historic Resources:

First National Bank of Whittier

Address/Location

Name

Year Designated

7257 Bright Avenue

Standard Oil Building

1980

13421 E. Camilla St.

Jonathan Bailey House

1977

8310 Comstock Ave.

Orin L. Jordan House

1980

6554 Friends Ave.

Johnson-Harrison House

1989

6355 Greenleaf Ave.

Whittier First Christian Church

2001

7035 Greenleaf Ave.

Hoover Hotel

2002

7333 Greenleaf Ave.

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

2005

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building D, Whittier High School Library

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building A, Whittier High School Cafeteria/Music Room

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building B, Whittier High School Science Bldg.

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building EJ, Whittier High School Girl’s Locker Room

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building FG, Whittier High School Boy’s Gym

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building H, Whittier High School Commerce Bldg.

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building I, Whittier High School Auditorium

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building MN, Whittier High School Cafeteria/Annex

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building Q, Whittier High School Metal/Crafts Bldg.

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building S, Whittier High School Auto/Machine Shop

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building T, Whittier High School Radio Shop

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building V, Whittier High School Art Bldg.

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Building W, Whittier High School Wood/Print Shop

1996

12417 E Philadelphia Ave.

Whittier Union High School

1996

13002 Philadelphia St.

First National Bank of Whittier

2007

6003 Pioneer Blvd.

Casa De Governor Pio Pico

1973

11850 E Whittier Blvd.

Whittier State School Administration Bldg.

1994

11850 E Whittier Blvd.

Whittier State SCH Superintendant Bldg.

1994

11850 Whittier Blvd.

Fred C. Nelles School (Department of Youth Authority)

1994

12300 Whittier Blvd.

Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree

1959

For more detailed information, click here.

National Register of Historic Places

Casa De Governor Pio Pico

Whittier has seven designated historic landmarks listed on National Register of Historic Places with another 37 buildings determined eligible for listing and 13 “appearing” to be eligible for listing on the National Register. For more detailed information on those buildings determined and appearing to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click on the link above for California Register of Historic Resources. Those designated national historic landmarks are as follows:

Address/Location

Name

Year Designated

1. 7257 Bright Avenue

Standard Oil Building

1980

2. 13421 Camilla St.

Jonathan Bailey House/Thomas Ranch

1977

3. 8310 Comstock Ave.

Jordan House

1980

4. 7035 Greenleaf Ave.

Hoover Hotel

2002

5. 7333 Greenleaf Ave.

Whittier Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

2005

6. 13002 Philadelphia St.

First National Bank of Whittier Building (a.k.a. Bank of America Building)

1982

7. 6003 Pioneer Blvd.

Pio Pico Casa

1973