Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Krempel, John Paul, Architect (firm); John Paul Krempel (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907

2 stories

1147 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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Building History

This stately Tudor Revival residence was designed by Los Angeles architect John Paul Krempel (1861-1933) and completed in 1907. It is part of the Pico-Union Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, and was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #328 in 1987. Krempel had a busy practice from c. 1905 until 1930, working often with other German-American clients. The house had uncoursed ashlar cladding the first floor, and half timbering on the second. A steeply-pitched, cross-gabled roof had multiple dormers to light a capacious attic.

August Winstell (born c. 1865) was also born in Germany, who, according to the 1920 US Census, came to the US in 1882. He resided in Los Angeles as far back as 1883, when the Los Angeles City Directory of that year (p. 195) indicated that he lived at 147 Fort Street. In 1920, Winstell sold real estate, and lived in this house with his wife, Francis (born c. 1873 in MI), their two daughters Regina M. (born c. 1900 in CA) and Bertha S. (born c. 1908 in CA), and Hildur Nilsson (born c. 1888 in Sweden). Nilsson had immigrated to the US in 1912. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_116; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 464; Image: 91, accessed 08/18/2016.)

In 2016, it housed the Alcoholism Center for Women (founded in 1974): "The mission of the Alcoholism Center for Women is to provide a safe and supportive sober environment in which women and youth can repair, restore and reclaim their lives, strengthen families and communities by making new choices for positive futures." (See Alcoholism Center for Women, "Our Mission," accessed 08/18/2016.)

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (Listed 1987-09-22): ID n/a

PCAD id: 20453