Burbank's First Landmarked Home, The Rock House, Goes Up for Sale...
The Rock House at 902 E. Olive Avenue is up for sale. It marks the second residential landmark to be placed on the market. Last year 923 E. Magnolia Avenue was successfully sold boasting its architectural and historic landmark features.
The Rock House was built between 1921 and 1923 and was constructed in the Craftsman style using indigenous river rocks that were likely cultivated from the surrounding landscape including the nearby Verdugo Mountains. This property and the neighboring property at 906 East Olive Avenue are the only two known remaining properties in the City of Burbank using this type of construction.
The house was built for and originally owned by Orlando C. Lane, who moved from Canada with his family to Burbank in 1889 at the age of eight. He established a bicycle repair shop, later followed by an auto repair garage, and finally a Ford auto dealership. Lane’s granddaughter told the current owners that Henry Ford once stayed at the house while in town to inspect the dealership. Lane was acquainted with aviator Amelia Earhart and humorist Will Rogers, both of whom are said to have visited the house.
The current owners have restored and updated the interiors. The exteriors of the house and garages have been restored to their original condition. As they stand today, the stone walls, concrete tile roof, windows, and other exterior finishes and features are believed to be the original.
You Are Invited To The Open House This Sunday, August 23rd From 1:00 - 3:00. Frozen Coffee Drinks From San Marco Roasting House and Gluten Free Goodies Will Be Provided.
If you would like a copy of the 30+ page HomeBook with all the details about the Rock House, send an email to Jim@Jamespcasey.com with the subject line: 902 E. Olive Homebook Request.