355 South Windsor Built:  1923 Architect:  Allison and Allison The architectural firm of Allison and Allison was so prestigious and so prolific that it is difficult to choose which accomplishments of theirs to mention.  The Los Angeles Public Library has over 250 publication references for this distinguished design team.             James Edward Allison (1870-1958) and…

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This home was built in 1926, during the time of prosperity following World War I, at an estimated cost of $20K plus $2.5K for the garage and servants’ rooms. Although Old Windsor Square began its development around 1911, it was in the 1920s that Los Angeles experienced growth in enormous proportions.             The lot was…

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Architect:  Robert Farquhar Built 1923             Robert Farquhar (18972-1967) is one of Los Angeles’ most renowned architects.  His long career spanned designing of Festival Hall at San Francisco’s 1915 World Exhibition to being the chief architect of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  This home was built just three years before achieving his pinnacle – the…

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Architect:  Roland E. Coate Built 1926             This graceful, simple, yet elegant Andalusian-style home was designed by Roland Coate for Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Fudger.  Mr. Coate’s designs were skillfully executed in several notable homes in Pasadena, Beverly Hills and Hancock Park. The Fudger home is a triumph of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  It was…

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THE HISTORICAL OBSERVER The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society was founded in 1976, the bicentennial of our nation’s birth. Since then almost a thousand stately homes in both Hancock Park, Windsor Square and the surrounding environs have been painstakingly researched by volunteer members. The Historical Observer is a venue to digitally document these archives…

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