1301-09 N Harper Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

Romanesque Villa Apartments

Construction date: 1928*

Current name:

Romanesque Villa Apartments


Leland Bryant




Spanish Colonial Revival

Historical Summary:

The buildings within the Harper Avenue District embody distinctive characteristics of various period revival architectural styles. The Spanish Revival (1300-08 Harper Avenue) building is simple, but possesses well-articulated details, such as extended eaves with exposed rafters, a low-pitched roof, an arcade, and a decorated interior courtyard. The Harper Avenue District reflects significant patterns of growth and settlement in West Hollywood. The location of the district between Beverly Hills and Hollywood and adjacent to the developing Sunset Strip, made it an increasingly attractive residential area in the 1920s. The multi-family form and luxury of period revival styles were new to the West Hollywood community, which, until the 1920s, had been dominated with simple single-family development. The courtyard at 1320-24 Harper Avenue, was the first multi-family structure in the district, illustrates the simple character of the beginnings of this significant development.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : North Harper Avenue Historic District
Designated at State/Province level : California Register of Historical Resources
Designated at Local level : Courtyard Thematic District

Status Code:


Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story apartment building in the Spanish Colonial Revival style built in 1928. The building is u in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

Description generated by RuskinARC.