The MacGowan Mansion
[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]
Our last stop on West Adams Boulevard is the MacGowan Mansion, named after the first Commissioner of Los Angeles' Health Department, Dr. Grandville MacGowan. He had the home built by architects Hudson and Munsell in 1912 and though it looks like it's joined to it in the photo above the building to the right is actually the Briggs Residence posted about yesterday. Below you can see the Main Staircase.
The exterior of the home is covered with 'grotesques'; expressive stone faces.
In the oral history audio clips below you can hear Carol Jones, (also heard on the Guasti blog posts), describe the Grotesques and the restoration of the MacGowan.
Below: detail of the Chevron above the Grand Salon Fireplace.
The Dining Room continues the mixture of styles seen in the MacGowan. In the gallery below you can see Art Nouveau encroaching on Tudor Revival.
We swerve back to Craftsman for the intimate Library seen below.
We end today with two more closeups of the MacGowan, showcasing its beautiful attention to detail.