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Ennis House, 2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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Item Title


Location
2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1942
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Structure incorporates FLW's "Textile Blocks" & "Mayan" architectural elements.

Significance: The Ennis House, the largest of Frank Lloyd Wright's California textile block houses, was built in 1924. This majestic structure maintains a commanding position on its hilltop perch and affords a spectacular view of Los Angeles. While only a two bedroom house, it appears very massive due to its great terrace platform. The form and the block patterning are reminiscent of Mayan temple art. The monumentality of the building is suitable for the site but results in a rather undomestic dwelling.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Wright, Frank Lloyd


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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