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Sowden House, 5121 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



B&W Photos

HB85018
Franklin Avenue Facade

HB85019
Entrance, Oblique View

HB85020
Entrance, Axial View

HB85021
Entrance Gate

HB85022
Entrance Gate - Detail View

HB85023
Living Room, Distant View, Looking West To Study

HB85024
Living Room, Close View Looking West To Study

HB85025
Study, Fireplace

HB85026
Glazed Opening, Living Room, Looking Towards Court

HB85027
Court, Looking North From Living Room Terrace

HB85028
Entrance To Studio At North End Of Court, From Court

HB85029
Close View, Entrance To Studio At North End Of Court

HB85030
View In Courtyard, Looking South To Living Room

HB85031
Living Room, Close View From Courtyard

HB85032
Colonnade, Looking Through Door

HB85033
Colonnade, Beyond Door

HB85034
Bathroom, Tub

HB85035
Bathroom, Sink


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1940
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-195).
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Significance: This house, designed by Lloyd Wright in 1926, is built around a central court which originally contained an elaborate fountain. The house is entered through a cavelike opening whose textured concrete units create a striking contrast to the planar surfaces flanking it. These blocks are repeated in the central court.

Related Names
Wright, Lloyd
Moore, W. W.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FRANKLIN AVENUE FACADE
2. ENTRANCE, OBLIQUE VIEW
3. ENTRANCE, AXIAL VIEW
4. ENTRANCE GATE
5. ENTRANCE GATE - DETAIL VIEW
6. LIVING ROOM, DISTANT VIEW, LOOKING WEST TO STUDY
7. LIVING ROOM, CLOSE VIEW LOOKING WEST TO STUDY
8. STUDY, FIREPLACE
9. GLAZED OPENING, LIVING ROOM, LOOKING TOWARDS COURT
10. COURT, LOOKING NORTH FROM LIVING ROOM TERRACE
11. ENTRANCE TO STUDIO AT NORTH END OF COURT, FROM COURT
12. CLOSE VIEW, ENTRANCE TO STUDIO AT NORTH END OF COURT
13. VIEW IN COURTYARD, LOOKING SOUTH TO LIVING ROOM
14. LIVING ROOM, CLOSE VIEW FROM COURTYARD
15. COLONNADE, LOOKING THROUGH DOOR
16. COLONNADE, BEYOND DOOR
17. BATHROOM, TUB
18. BATHROOM, SINK


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