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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).

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