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Thursday, August 25, 2011

1921 Redcliff, Arthur C. Munson, Architect 1932

Classic Spanish Revival home located in the Primrose Hill neighborhood of Silver Lake. Set back from the street on a gentle downslope, the home was built for the Farm Land and Development Company at a cost of $8600, a princely sum during the economic depression of the early 30's. The architect, Arthur C. Munson (1886-1969), had a long, distinguished career in Los Angeles. Among his other commissions were the F.L. Austin House in South Pasadena; the Raymond C. Brooks Residence in Claremont; the Long Beach Theatre Project and the E.T. Williams House in Los Angeles. With his partner Allen Kelly Ruoff, he designed the William J. Hubbard Residence in Wilshire Park in 1923 (honored as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2006).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hopperstead House, A.F. Leicht, Architect 1925

Architect A.F. Leicht designed the house for E.W. Hopperstead in 1925. The architect designed approximately 24 homes in the Los Feliz and Hollywood neighborhoods during the 1920's, including John Phillip Law's "Castle" (1929). He also designed Angelus Temple in Echo Park for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. Located at 4171 Cromwell Avenue in Los Feliz

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

4623 Russell Avenue c.1988

Porthole windows, curving balconies and planters give this 11-unit apartment building located in Los Feliz a distinctive Streamline Moderne flair.