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SHRC Registration Actions Taken 2016

The nominations below were reviewed by the State Historical Resources Commission during the year 2016. Scroll down to view subsequent actions by quarter. New actions are added to the end of this page after each quarterly State Historical Resources Commission meeting. Agendas from past meetings are downloadable in PDF format below on the right sidebar.

January 29, 2016 SHRC Meeting

The following nominations were scheduled for the January 29, 2016 SHRC quarterly meeting at Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814. Eighteen properties were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, including one Multiple Property Document.

Properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

PHOTO Monday Club of San Luis Obispo, designed by master architect Julia Morgan and constructed by prominent local builder James Jepson, has been a vital and enduring presence in the cultural and civic life of San Luis Obispo from its construction in 1934 to the present day. 

Residential Architecture of John Lautner in Southern California Multiple Property Submission identifies historic contexts and property types identified with master architect John Lautner, identifying themes and property types associated with his iconic residential home designs.

PHOTO Foster Carling House is a John Lautner designed home located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Dense foliage obscures views of the building from the street, constructed in 1948. The wood and steel frame home has an irregular plan, a hexagonal volume and an L-shaped wing wrapping three sides of a terrace with a swimming pool that enters the main living space via suspended sliding glass walls.

PHOTO Willis Harpel Residence is a John Lautner designed home located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Mid-century Modern in style with a J-shaped plan and a flat roof, the house is constructed of round, reinforced concrete columns and wood beams set ina  pattern of interlocking equaliteral triangles. Constructed in 1956, the home is characteristic of Lautner's approach to architectural experimentation.

PHOTO Leo M. Harvey House is a John Lautner designed home located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Constructed in 1950, with several additions designed by Lautner in 1962-1965, the building is Mid-century Modern style with some influences of Organic architecture.

PHOTO John and Mary Lautner House was designed by architect John Lautner as his family residence. Located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, the house's design reflects the architectural influences of Lautner's past association with Frank Lloyd Wright.

photo J.W. Schaffer House is a John Lautner designed home located in Glendale, Los Angeles County, constructed in 1949. The building has a V-shaped plan and is Mid-century Modern in style, retaining some influences of Frank Lloyd Wright but exhibiting Lautner's fascination with new shapes and structures.

photo Douglas and Octavia Walstrom House is a John Lautner designed home located in the Beverly Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles, constructed in 1969. It is Late Modern in style with an asymmetrical trapezoidal plan and a steeply pitched shed roof. The Walstrom House is exceptionally significant as one of Lautner's most celebrated designs, described as "a sculptural work of art" by his clients.

photoArthur Elrod House is a John Lautner designed home located in Palm Springs, Riverside County. Constructed in 1968 and modified by Lautner in 1971 and 1974, the reinforced concrete home's circular plan, shallow conical roof, and integrated pool, terrace and glass walls make the Elrod House one of Lautner's most iconic and recognizable homes, extensively documented in the architectural press and even utilized as a movie set for a James Bond film.

photo Carl and Agnes Pearlman Cabin is located in the Idyllwild community of Riverside County. Composed of reinforced concrete and timber frame, the most prominent façade consists of a broad conical roof supported by a ring of cedar tree trunks. The 1957 building combines contemporary architecture with rustic materials and natural setting and Lautner's characteristic design aesthetic.

photo Alameda County Building and Loan Association Building is a five-story residential-over-commercial building in downtown Oakland, Alameda County. Designed by Harry Cunningham and Matthew Politeo and completed in 1907, this partially steel-framed building is significant for its architecture and its role as one of the earliest buildings constructed in central Oakland following the 1906 earthquake.

photo TB-9 is a military surplus modular building located on the campus of the University of California at Davis. It is associated with the Funk Figurative Ceramics movement due to its use by UC Davis art professor and Funk Art pioneer Robert Arneson as a ceramics studio and classroom.

PHOTO West Butte Schoolhouse is a 1908 schoolhouse located near the Sutter County community of Live Oak. Designed by architect James T. Narbett, this schoolhouse brought modern pedagogical theory into practice for students in this rural community, administered by schoolteachers Verona and Eleta Hill.

photo Dr. Franz Alexander Residence in Palm Springs was designed by architect, industrial designer, inventor and builder Walter S. White in 1956 for Hungarian-born Dr. Franz Alexander (1891-1964), one of the country’s leading psychoanalysts. The residence embodies an important tenet of Modernism in exploring the untapped potential of humble materials.

photo American Cash Apartments/American Cash Store is a diminutive example of the Commercial Style that was developed by the Chicago School starting about 1875 and popular for commercial buildings through 1930. Constructed in 1909, it was among the first local purpose-built apartment buildings with ground-floor retail, and as such introduced a new type of residential building to Sacramento.

photo Paso Robles Almond Growers Association Warehouse was rehabilitated and converted to a winery between 2010 and 2014. Constructed in 1922, the building symbolized the success of the almond industry in Paso Robles and promoted the Blue Diamond brand. The diamond-shaped relief borders on each side of the tower are the original borders from the Blue Diamond sign.

photo Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building was remodeled in 1937 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style from a 1927 building. Military insignia are painted around the top of the lobby walls and on the main entry doors to the large auditorium.

PHOTO Whifler House in Burlingame draws upon a delicate floating masonry and steel structure to hang a curtain of glass creating a masterwork of Modernism that is in part a re-imagination of the architect’s boyhood Craftsman home located on the adjacent lot. The home’s well-crafted, cohesive use of wood, steel, masonry, and glass, interior rooms and improved outdoor spaces, including the Japanese garden in the house’s front yard, coexist with one another through the extensive use of floor-to-ceiling planes of transparent glazing.