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John Elgin Woolf

John Elgin Woolf Who Was John Elgin Woolf? John Elgin Woolf was a very prominent and influential Architect in Los Angeles. He created the popular ‘Hollywood Regency’ home design style. John Elgin Woolf was an architect to the stars, with much of his work being done...

Clinker Brick

Clinker Brick Clinker bricks or ‘clinkers’ are bricks that were left too long in the oven and burned. Brickyards considered these Clinker bricks to be defective because they were charred and misshapen and threw them out. The clinkers were discarded into large clinker...
Harry Gesner

Harry Gesner

Harry Gesner In LA: Before you park, read the signs carefully! Harry Gesner is adventure. His internationally renowned architecture is bold, totally his own and contemporary. One Gesner design- the Wave House (1957), inspired The Sydney Opera House, so they say....
Batchelder Tile

Batchelder Tile

      Ernest Batchelder Ernest A. Batchelder, 1875-1957, was a leading Arts and Crafts movement tile maker during the 1920s. Batchelder had a vivid imagination- the tiles that he created depict scenes from storybooks, mythical creatures, scenes from far away places-...