Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Wurdeman and Becket, Architects (firm); Welton David Becket (architect); Walter Charles Wurdeman (architect)

Dates: constructed 1941

Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA

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Building Notes

The Salvatori Residence was a 10-room, Georgian Revival Style house located in the posh Bel-Air Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. In 1933, Salvatori founded Western Geophysical, a company that used reflective seismology to explore for oil. The company was profitable almost immediately; he sold it in 1960 to the conglomerate Litton Industries, following which he used his windfall to become both a philanthropist and conservative ideologue. On 02/25/1976, Salvatori's residence was robbed, with burglars taking more that $450,000 in property. In the mid-1970s, he donated a large amount of money to the University of Southern California (USC) to build a computer science center. The Salvatori Center opened in 01/1977.

PCAD id: 662