Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Parkinson and Bergstrom, Architects (firm); George Edwin Bergstrom (architect); John Parkinson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906

2 stories

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Vermont Avenue and Clinton Street
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Architect George Edwin Bergstrom's own house received a significant amount of publicity soon after it was built in 1906, for its gracious scale, expansive 360-degree views and its new fireproof, hollow-tile wall construction. In the wake of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, West Coast architectural periodicals paid close attention to new construction methods that could resist tremors and fire. Bergstrom's showplace house was billed by its architects as "A Fire-Proof House of Terra-Cotta Blocks and Cement Finish."

Building History

Bergstrom sold his house to S.C. de la Garza for $100,000 in 1915. Parkinson and Bergstrom dissolved their partnership in 1915, and Bergstrom was forced to develop a solo practice, at this time located in Rooms 1127-1129 of the Citizen's Bank Building, on the northwest corner of 5th and Spring Streets.

PCAD id: 1250