Samuel Freeman House

1962 Glencoe Way, Los Angeles, California

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Description 

Frank Lloyd Wright textile block house (California). / The Samuel Freeman House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's California textile block houses, was designed in 1924. The use of textured modular units, joined and reinforced, combines structure and the finished surface into one system. By contrasting plain blocks, the textured units assist the articulation of forms and surfaces; the repetition of pattern on the interior unites the entire building into a cohesive whole. The sensitivity for building and site relationship in stepping down the hillside in two levels, affording magnificent views of the city. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 14, 1971
Reference number
71000146
NR name
Freeman, Samuel, House
Architectural styles
Modern Movement; Other architectural type; Textile Block House
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1922

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