Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Gill, Irving J., Architect (firm); Irving John Gill (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914-1916, demolished 1970

2 stories

950 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069-4352

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Kings Road near Melrose Avenue.


One of Irving J. Gill's most complete residential designs, the Walter Dodge House stood nearby to Rudolph Schindler's own residence for years, two towering architectural achievements.

Building Notes

Information on the Dodge House available through the Historic American Building Survey website, Library of Congress;


Following a protracted historic preservation battle that began in 1963, the Dodge House was razed in 1970; its demolition caused a furor in Los Angeles, and helped to spark the creation of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the city's leading historic preservation lobbying group; Kathryn Smith in her book, Schindler House, (NY: Harry Abrams, 2001), noted that the Dodge House was demolished in 1968 [p.21];

PCAD id: 1245