The “Multiple Property Submission” of eight Lautner homes to the State Historic Resources Commission was approved in Sacramento this morning, January 29, 2016. The eight properties are the John & Mary Lautner House, the Foster Carling House, the Schaffer House, the Harvey House, the Harpel (Hollywood) House, the Pearlman Mountain Cabin, the Elrod House, and the Walstrom House.
The commission noted that seven letters had been received in support of the nominations.
The primary authors of the application, Lauren Bricker and Luis Hoyos, both teachers of architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, were present, as was ChristineLazzaretto of Historic Resources Group, who prepared the final revisions, and Judith Lautner representing the John Lautner Foundation. Students in the Cal Poly classes did the initial research and preparation of the application. Commissioners complimented the Cal Poly professors on their efforts in introducing their students to this process.
The multiple property submission will now be forwarded to the State Historic Preservation Officer for nomination to the National Register. The final determination is made 45 days after receipt by the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. As there have been no objections to the listing and the properties meet the criteria of the National Register they are expected to be listed.
The success of this application opens the door for additional applications by Lautner building owners and others. Much of the base work has been done. The Foundation is happy to assist with research and other aspects of the process. Please contact the Foundation through this form if you would like more information:
One of the events in the celebration of John Lautner’s birth in 2011 was a panel discussion, “Preserving Lautner’s Legacy”, held at the Wilshire Christian Church in Los Angeles. This discussion is now available on youtube, at http://youtu.be/rINak85pUzk and can be seen here as well:
The panel was hosted by The Los Angeles Conservancy and The John Lautner Foundation, with the support of the Getty Conservation Institute. Linda Dishman, Los Angeles Conservancy Executive Director, moderated the discussion. Members of the panel were:
Helena Arahuete, Principal, Lautner Associates; architect consultant to the Harvey Residence (1951); Advisor to The John Lautner Foundation Frank Escher, board member of the John Lautner Foundation; Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture; architect consultant to the Malin Residence (Chemosphere) (1960); Member of the Board of Directors of The John Lautner Foundation Mark Haddawy, current owner of the Harpel Residence (1956); Advisor to The John Lautner Foundation Michael LaFetra, board member of Los Angeles Conservancy; current owner of the Rawlins Residence (1980); Advisor to The John Lautner Foundation Ron Radziner, FAIA, Principal, Marmol Radziner; architect consultant to the Garcia Residence (1962)
Join The John Lautner Foundation for an exclusive evening at the iconic and newly restored Harpel Residence, benefiting the Foundation’s Preservation Fund. Guests will be treated to intimate home tours of the Harpel Residence and a special auction featuring rare Lautner memorabilia and other items. The evening will also honor early Lautner clients Leonard Malin and Ken Reiner, the original owners of the Chemosphere Residence (1960) and Silvertop Residence (1963), respectively.
When Sunday, July 24, 2011
6:00 pm, Intimate Home Tour
7:00 pm, Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres, Awards Presentation and Auction
The date for the tour of Lautner homes, originally scheduled for July 17, has been changed to Saturday, July 23, to avoid traffic difficulties expected to arise from Cal Trans’ temporary closure of the 405 freeway in the L.A. area. The Foundation Board of Directors and the MAK Center decided there was too much risk associated with the closure to assure a smoothly-operating tour.