AKA: Chute, Cleo, and Baldon, Robert, Apartment Building, West Hollywood, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Dodson, Jay, Building Contractor (firm); Ellwood, Craig, Associates (firm); Mackintosh and Mackintosh, Structural Engineers (firm); Emiel Becsky (architect); Craig Ellwood (architect); Mackintosh (engineer); Mackintosh (engineer)

Dates: constructed 1950

2 stories

Hammond Avenue
West Hollywood, CA

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This small apartment building strongly resembled work by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier from the 1920s, particularly in its use of pilotis. Like many building types in Southern California, it was U-shaped, formed around an outdoor living area. According to Ellwood expert, Neil Jackson, Emiel Becsky served as Associated Architect on the project, as Ellwood was not yet licensed. Mackintosh and Mackintosh were the Consulting Engineers; Jay Dodson was the Building Contractor. (See Neil Jackson, California Modern: the Architecture of Craig Ellwood, [New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002], p. 36-39.)

PCAD id: 274