The Doors of West Adams

The Doors of West Adams                

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Judy and Wilbur Hawkins Residence

Judy and Wilbur Hawkins Residence This Transitional style was built in 1911 and purchased in 1955 by Judy’s grandparents Shannon and Sullivan Lewis, the 3rd owners of the property, . Twenty years ago they passed it on to Judy and Wilbert Hawkins who…

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Miller Calhoun Residence

Miller Calhoun Residence                   Residents: Husband and Wife, David Miller & Wendy Calhoun Children: Brenna and SophiaHouse built: 1920 by Emma Roseberry for $5,030.Architect: Frank TylerFavorite Features:  U-shape room layout is great  

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Kim and Jennifer Watson Residence

Kim and Jennifer Watson ResidenceResidents:Kim & Jennifer and son, Hunter House Built 1906 by Hugh Asher and purchased from developer Abbot Kinney who laid out the neighborhood south of Western Heights before he went on to create the Venice Canals. The house was built in the popular American Foursquare style influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style. The interior details are a mix of Victorian and Craftsman style.  

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The Chen/Gruenberg Residence

The Chen/Gruenberg ResidenceVisitors to Lafayette Square will notice the Chen/Gruenberg home immediately upon entering the neighborhood, one of the largest and most imposing residences in West Adams at over 6,000 square feet. Built over a three year period, circa 1915, by a lumber merchant, this home features the most exquisite rich wood…

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Chen/Gruenberg Residence

Chen/Gruenberg ResidenceVisitors to Lafayette Square will notice the Chen/Gruenberg home immediately upon entering the neighborhood, one of the largest and most imposing residences in West Adams at over 6,000 square feet.  Built over a three year period, circa 1915, by a lumber merchant, this home features the most exquisite rich wood…

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The Susan and Antonio Vargas Residence

The Susan and Antonio Vargas ResidenceLocated in Country Club Park, this Craftsman Victorian residence was commissioned in 1908 by Marcelin and Marie Mazet Eyraud, successful L.A. saloon keepers.  With three stories of living space and basement, it is considered one of the masterpiece  homes of architect John P. Krempel, who also designed the old Times…

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Kwesi and Jennifer, Alex and Auzzie Ankai Residence

Kwesi and Jennifer, Alex and Auzzie Ankai ResidenceYEAR -  1906 ARCHITECTS - The Heinemann Bros. A FAVORITE FEATURE The Gentleman Callers bench that faces the door, a gentle reminder that the caller is not part of the household...yet.…

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The Michael and Karen Schultz Residence

The Michael and Karen Schultz ResidenceArchitect : U.O. LongStyle: Historic Georgian Colonial Revivalrectangular massing, symetrical fenestration, clapboard exterior, Palladian window, Classical columns flanking the entryway, side gable roofing.  When the Shultz’s moved in they did a full historic renovaton: windows, doors, hardware etc..Built in: 1921History: Was once occupied by Louis Armstrong (1929-1933)…

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The Judy and Wilbert Hawkins Residence

The Judy and Wilbert Hawkins Residence                   This Transitional style was built in 1911 and purchased by Judy’s grandparents Shannon and Sullivan Lewis, the 3rd owners of the property, in 1955. Twenty years ago they passed…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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