Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Corbett, B. Cooper, Architect (firm); Benjamin Cooper Corbett (architect)

Dates: constructed 1912

2 stories

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3820 West Adams Boulevard
West Adams District, Los Angeles, CA 90018-1960

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Building History

The Los Angeles architect Benjamin Cooper Corbett (1873-1957) designed this two-story Neo-classical residence for Louise Ruellan Denker, the widow of Andrew H. Denker (1840-1892), a hotelier and real estate man, in 1912. It was located in the fashionable West Adams District, where many homes of upper income residents congregated in the 1890s-1920s. Denker worked with German immigrant Henry Hammel (1834-1890) operating hotels in Havilah, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, during the 19th century. Later in their careers, both men got in to real estate.

Building Notes

Seen from the front, the house was a rectangle, with a group of four engaged Corinthian columns forming a portico in the center. First floor windows were arched; upper floor openings were French doors. Each upper window opened onto a small balcony, each trimmed with foliate wrought iron railings.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (1994-03-08): 591

PCAD id: 17910