Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Harris, Harwell H., Architect (firm); Honnold and Rex, Architects and Associates (firm); Harwell Hamilton Harris (architect); Douglas Honnold (architect); John Leon Rex (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906

2331 Cove Avenue
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3122

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Adams founded the Los Angeles Art Center School in 1931 and served as its President from 1931-1965. He purchased a 1906 bungalow in Los Angeles's bohemian neighborhood, Silver Lake, in 1942, and over the years renovated it using several architects. In 05/2009, the dwelling was on the market with a $1.75 million asking price.

Drawings for the Edward A. Adams Residence, Los Angeles, CA, (1951), are located in Box 68 Folder 3 in the Harwell Hamilton Harris (1903-1990) Papers, University of Texas Libraries, Alexander Architectural Archive, Austin, TX. Adams had the nickname "Tink."

Harwell H. Harris prepared residential designs for Adams in 1951. He commissioned Los Angeles architects John Rex and Douglas Honnold to design a garage, grill, and masonry deck in 1955. According to Silver Lake realtors, Andy Jelmert and Michael Locke: "In 1966 A. Albert Cooling, who was also an instructor at the [Art Center] school, completely re-invented the house into the style we see today. Cooling died before the final phase of the house was conceived; Adams turned to Taliesen Fellow James DeLong to complete the project. " (See Andy Jelmert and Michael Locke, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brokerage Services,Accessed 06/05/2009.)

Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument: 922

PCAD id: 14080