Norma Triangle is named after Silent Film Star Norma Talmadge. Norma’s husband, film mogul Joseph Schenck, built her a Hollywood studio for her production company The Norma Talmadge Film Corporation at 824 North Robertson Blvd. in the Norma Traingle.
There are 282 homes in the Norma Triangle. There are some Norma Triangle condos sprinkled in the neighborhood as well as a few high rises on Doheny. Most Norma Traingle houses are on the smaller side. Norma Triangle Residents don’t care about the size because they buy the neighborhood. In addition, the houses tend to be extremely done because owners load them with improvements remodeling. The square footages of Norma Triangle houses range from 1,000 square feet to 1,500 square feet in size. They often feature two or three bedrooms and occasionally just a single bedroom. The lot size come in between 3,000 – 4,000 square feet which is less than the standard R1 zone conforming lot size of 5,000sqft (50’x100’). Most of the houses were built in the wave of the area’s first development between 1910 and 1930 and remain intact albeit considerably altered.
The names of Residential streets in the Norma Triangle include: Doheny Drive, San Vicente Boulevard, Cynthia Street, ‘Little Santa Monica’, Dicks Street, Elevado Street, Hammond Street, Harland Avenue, Hilldale Avenue, Keith Avenue, Lloyd Place, Nemo Street, Norma Place, Ramage Street, Vista Grande Street and Willey Lane.
The Mature growth trees wrangle with the city street for preeminence in the Norma Traingle Streetscape. Sidewalks line either side of the public right of way, and are conducive to dog walking, or talking a stroll.
Mature tree lined streets provide shade from the overhead canopy so walking during the day is cool. Most streets have sidewalks on each side of the street. Street lights light the street during the evening.
Pre-1942 buildings and post-war buildings
Reg Allen and Jack Stevens Allen and Stevens Design
730 N Doheny great example of regency knock off by 1951 by Allen and Stevens
1955 8975 norma place, and 8974 Norma Pl
1961 1896 Rising Glen Road
1892 rising glen
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio and Home is located at 858 North Doheny Drive, and Marilyn Monroe lived at 882 North Doheny Drive in 1961.
Designers, Dean Reynolds, Jack Stevens, Reg Allen, Terence Monk
Remodeled Spanish houses, which were out of style during the 70s with Regency.