916 N Genesee Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

916 N Genesee Ave

Construction date: 1922*

Current name:

Adobe House






Spanish Colonial Revival, Mission Revival

Historical Summary:

The adobe house and garage at 916 Genessee represent the oldest and the only surviving adobe structure located in the City of West Hollywood. The only other adobe structure, once located in Plummer Park, had been moved to Calabasas, California in order to prevent its possible demolition. The house and garage are constructed with entirely handmade adobe. Presumably, the house was built for Anne Wilcox, the first Hollywood make-up artist for male actors, in 1922. The interior of the house is distinguished by the existence of hand-painted designs painted onto the cross beams of the house by Ms. Wilcox. The house was home to photographer Lansing V. Brown and has been the site for numerous western films.

Significant Owner(s):

Anne Wilcox


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : West Hollywood Cultural Resource

Status Code:


Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story house in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with Mission Revival influences built in 1922. The building is l in plan. The structural system is adobe.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

Description generated by RuskinARC.