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The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on January 10 to adopt an ordinance which will help protect the city’s irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. The ordinance followed several recent losses of modernist structures including John Lautner’s Shusset Residence and the Beverly Hills Friars Club, as well as the proposed demolition of Richard Neutra’s Kronish House (pictured). The ordinance called for a list of “Master Architects” to be produced and was open to public comment.
The ordinance defines “master architect” as “[a]n architect of recognized greatness in the field of architecture who is included on the list of such architects compiled by the Cultural Heritage Commission, and updated from time to time.”
This past Tuesday, the list of ”master architects” was accepted by Beverly Hills City Council and includes the following :
Adams, Charles Gibbs (landscape)
Allison & Allison
Arganbright, C.S. (builder)
Austin, John C.
Beckett, William S.
Bollenbacher, Walter (builder, developer)
Buff, Straub, and Hensman
Burgess, Carlton L. (builder)
Carpenter Bros., Inc.
Clements, Stiles O.
Cook, Wilbur D. (landscape architect)
Cornelius, James (contractor, builder)
Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall
Davis, Walter and Pierpont
Dentzel, E.P. (developer, builder)
Derrah, Robert B.
Dickason, James H. (developer, builder)
Dolena, James A.
Dryden, Thomas Nathaniel
Fickett, Edward H.
Flewelling, Ralph C.
Gable and Wyant
Gage, William J. (also with Harry Koerner)
Gogerty, Henry (Hank) L.
Green and Green
Gruen, Victor (Gruen Associates)
Harris, Harwell, Hamilton
Holmes and Sanborn
Honnold, Douglas (Honnold and Russell)
Houseman Brothers (builder)
Hudson, W. Asa
Hunt, Sumner P. (also with Silas Reese Burns)
J.H. Hillock and Son (builder)
Johnson, Kaufman, and Coate (firm and individually)
Jones, A. Quincy
Kaufmann Gordon B.
Kelley, H. Roy
Kelly, Arthur (also with Joe Estep)
Kennedy, Frederick Jr.
King, Richard F.
Koerner and Gage
Kolyar, Clinton B.
Lee, S. Charles
Lincoln Mortgage Co. (developer, builder)
Lundberg, Armet & Davis
M. Burgbacher and Sons (builder, developer)
Marston and Van Pelt (also with Edgar Maybury)
Martin, Albert C.
McCarty, Walter G. (developer, builder)
Milwaukee Building Co.
Morgan, Walls, and Clements
Nordstrom and Anderson
Pacific Ready-Cut Homes, Inc. (builder, developer)
Parker, Max (art director)
Parkinson, John and Donald
Peck and Canfield (developer)
Pereira and Luckman
Pillsbury, A.C. (engineer)
Price, Roy Sheldon
Priteca, B. Marcus
Riesenberg, Herbert (developer, builder)
Riverre, Rene (builder)
Rothenberg, Albert (developer, builder)
Russell, Vernon H.
Salisbury, Bradshaw and Taylor
Sheets, Millard (designer)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Smith & Williams
Smith, Louis A.
Staunton, William F. Jr.
Stone, Edward D.
Taylor and Taylor (Edward Gray and Ellis Wing)
Thiene, Paul (landscape)
Trousdale, Paul (developer, builder)
Van Pelt, Garrett
Waldo M. (builder)
Walker and Eisen
Webber, Staunton, and Spaulding
Werner, Harry E.
Weyl, Carl Jules
Williams, Paul R.
Wong, Gin (with William Pereira & Associates)
Woolf, John Elgin and Robert Koch
Wright, Frank Lloyd
The list is flexible and open to further evaluation by the Cultural Heritage Commission. Check out the full backstory and details including a video of the discussion from the January 10th meeting on the LA Conservancy Advocacy page.
Beverly Hills Master Architects Approved.