Los Angeles has a rich & unique history of homes and architecture. It may not be obvious, but the homes we drive by everyday in LA often carry amazing stories of the interesting people that built and lived in them. Using the slider below, you can see how this 1917 Colonial Revival in the Wilshire Park Historic Preservation Zone has slightly changed over the past 100 years (mostly children’s fashion and bikes). This HPOZ celebrates it’s 100th birthday in July.
The architect of record, Mrs. Ella Squires, is a bit of a mystery (her husband owned a real estate company), but a female architect was rare for the time. The house has been lovingly restored and the massive black oak tree in the backyard, possibly planted by Mrs. Squires herself, remains and is protected by the City, as is the residence.
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