AKA: Polish Parish, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Whittlesey, Charles F., Architect (firm); Charles Frederick Whittlesey (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

2 stories

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3424 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018-1820

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Done in the Mission Revival Style fashionable c. 1895-1915, this large house (built c. 1900) was built for Lycurgus Lindsay, a mine owner who struck it rich in Sonora, Mexico, settled in Los Angeles, CA, permanently by 1905.

Building History

Architect Charles F. Whittlesey (1867-1941), himself a transplant from Illinois, designed this Mission Revival residence for a newcomer to Los Angeles, Lycurgus Lindsay, (born 10/18/1859 in Princeton, MO), who initially became a businessman in the fields of cattle feeding and flour milling. He became manager of the Santa Rosa Lea Mine in Sonora, Mexico, and was fortunate enough to strike an extremely valuable vein of copper ore in 1895. Copper made him rich, enabling him to buy extensive lands and businesses in Sonora. He sold the mines in 1907 completely, and invested in various commercial ventures, including the Los Angeles Trust Company, Palmer Annex Oil Company and the 1st National Bank of Nogales, AZ. (See Franklin Harper, Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, 1913, [Los Angeles: Harper Publishing Compnay, 1913], p. 347.)

By 1913, Lindsay had a new home address at 2610 West Adams Street Los Angeles.

Building Notes

Lindsay owned the Bristol Pier in Ocean Park and the Western Art Tile Works. Tiles on the exterior came from his factory.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (Listed 1890-05-30): 496

PCAD id: 1762