Saturday, January 22, 2011

Elvad House, Paul Kingsbury, Architect 1927

The quintessential Spanish villa, The Elvad House was designed by Architect Paul Kingsbury for Danish immigrant Peter Elvad in 1927. Kingsley (1893-1949) had an illustrious career. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture (1916), he joined the firm of John T. Windrim in Philadelphia. When war broke out in Europe, he joined the effort in France (1918-19). Returning home, he found employment at the firm George B. Post & Sons (New York City 1919-1921), before moving to Los Angeles in 1921. After brief stints with William Lee Woolett (1921-1922) and Allison and Allison (1922-23), he formed a partnership with Architect Thomas P. Barber in 1924, together they designed the Gothic Revival McCarty Memorial Church in 1932. Kingsbury also designed the art deco La Marquise Apartments (LACHM # 853) and the Little Country Church of Hollywood (LACHM #567). Located at 3428 Amesbury Road in Los Feliz

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