Friday, September 24, 2010

Inside the courtyard of TWENTY - FOVR - THIRTY - THREE

Garden Apartments, 1937
Attributed to Pierpont Davis
Update:  Designed, owned and built by Robert Williams
2433 Via Campesina
"A 1930s 1950s Spanish Revival complex, including a picturesque minaret."
(Ref. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles by Robert Winter and David Gebhard - a must have for anyone interested in the subject, available on Amazon for only $16.49!)

One of the four(?) graces which
adorn the courtyard - definitely
one of the prettiest on the peninsula.

Update:  Seems that Mr. Winter, Mr. Gebhard and I got it all wrong. Here is what a current resident of the building, NMB wrote to me: "Hi Tash, I live in this building and you have quite a few facts wrong. First of all, 2433 Via Campesina, was design, owned and built by Robert Williams. His daughter is the current owner -- her name is Antonia Williams Graeber. Bob Williams designed many great looking homes on the peninsula. This building was actually built in the late 1950's although it appears much older due to Bob William's dedication to the authentic Spanish Revival style. Your error is somewhat forgivable as this work has been erroneously attributed to Davis in several publications. Mr. Williams would not be happy! This was his life long project, pride and joy. NMB"  Thank you very much for the correction, NMB.


Cezar and Léia said...

So much beauty there!
God bless you!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've got that book. The original that was produced through the LCMA gave out the addresses to residential properties. Winter was (is?) a professor over at Occidental and lives at the Bachhalder house overlooking the Arroyo