Cultural Monument #411: Hathaway-Sycamores’ House Tour

Mar 9, 2015

H-S_renovationOn January 18, 1989, the Robert Edmund Williams House at 840 N. Avenue 66 in Highland Park was designated a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument. It is listed as no. 411 out of, currently, 1069.

The two-story, boulder-based craftsman house was built by owners and prominent local architect, Robert Edmund Williams and features stained glass designed by the Judson Studios. (Italics indicates official text)

Example of Judson stained glass, located in the stairway of the house:



The house was acquired by Kiddie Koop Children’s Home (later renamed Hathaway Home for Children) in 1928.…(and) served as an orphanage and later as residential care facility until 1972.


All photos courtesy of Hathaway-Sycamores


The site closed altogether in September 1988. On January 18, 1989 the house was designated L.A. Historic Cultural Monument 411. Hathaway Children and Family Services reopened the site as a Family Resource Center in 1991.

Today, Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center provides support services that include after-school enrichment programs for children and youth, individual and family counseling, academic support, access to community technology center, and other preventative programs designed to help enrich and empower families and their communities.


Robert Edmund Williams House prior to restoration:





Hathaway-Sycamores welcomes the public to see this recently restored historic home on March 12th. Appetizers, refreshments, a bounce house, and tours of the house will be provided, including the new Learning Lab.


Hathaway-Sycamore’s Open House
Thursday, March 12th, 5-7 p.m.
840 N. Avenue 66, Highland Park 90042
Free event; RSVP requested
Call 1.626.395.7100, ext. 2508
Or email


Interested in other HCMs? Visit for a complete listing of all designated historical-cultural monuments.



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