Upton Sinclair House

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Upton Sinclair House
Upton Sinclair House is located in California
Upton Sinclair House
Location 464 N. Myrtle Avenue [[ ]]
Coordinates 34°9′44″N 118°0′0″W / 34.16222°N 118.00000°W / 34.16222; -118.00000Coordinates: 34°9′44″N 118°0′0″W / 34.16222°N 118.00000°W / 34.16222; -118.00000
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1923
NRHP Reference # 71000153[1]
Added to NRHP November 11, 1971[1]

The Upton Sinclair House located at 464 N. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, California, was the home of American novelist Upton Sinclair between 1942 and 1966. It is a 1923 Neo-Mediterranean building in a district of similar houses, located in the suburban Los Angeles community of Monrovia, in the San Gabriel Valley. Most of his later works were written while he lived here. He had converted the rear garage into his study.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, further, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[2][3]

The house was designed by California architect Frederick H. Wallis and is privately owned.[2]

Side of house, including a garage.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Robert S. Gamble (July 20, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Upton Sinclair House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1971. PDF (437 KB)
  3. ^ "Upton Sinclair House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-18.