Joan's Residency It has been rumored that unit #1 in this building was rented by Joan Crawford, however, that is not accurate. This apartment was the long-term home and office of Joan's Californian secretary, Betty Barker. Prior to living in this apartment, Barker lived in an apartment located at 4914 E. Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Unit #1 is 840 square feet, and has two bedrooms and one bath.
Joan used Betty Barker's address primarily for fan correspondence following Crawford's move to New York in the mid-1950s.
The eight unit apartment building was built in 1954 and is a total of 5,350 square feet. In the 90s, the building fell into disrepair and was ultimately uninhabited by the early 2000s.
In September 2004, the building was purchased by a rental investment company for $1,199,000, and completely renovated in 2014.
Two apartment units are two bedroom, one bathroom. Six units are one bedroom, one bathroom.
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The building as it appeared in the early 2000s.
The building interior and exterior following it's 2014 renovation (Photos courtesy of the building's owner)
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8008 West Norton Avenue
West Hollywood, California