8932 Keith Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

8932 Keith Ave

Construction date: 1923*

Architect:

Unknown

Builder:

Unknown

Style:

Craftsman

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Status Code:

6Z

Theme:

West Hollywood 1926 - World War II

Period of Significance:

1926 - 1945

Significance:

The northern half of this block bounded by Hilldale Avenue, Keith Avenue, Robertson Boulevard, and Santa Monica Boulevard is said to have been associated at different times with silent film star Norma Talmadge and interior designer Tony Duquette. Research in newspaper archives, magazine archives, city directories, census data, available books, and other miscellaneous sources did not indicate any credible link to actress Norma Talmadge or her husband Joseph Schenck to this area. Research did indicate that famed interior designer and set designer was associated with the industrial property at 812 Robertson Boulevard, and was also owner of 8932 Keith Avenue and 827 Hilldale Avenue. Duquette famously kept his studio at 812 Robertson Boulevard, but research did not indicate that he completed any significant work at the other two properties.

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Not eligible / non-contributing

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story commercial building in the Craftsman style built in 1923. Exterior walls are original weatherboard. The building has a low side gable roof and one gabled dormer. The main elevation is divided into four bays. The two outer bays have multi light casement windows. The inner bays each have a pair of single pane casement windows. The primary entryways to each unit are on the east and west elevations.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

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