2158 N. Live Oak Drive East 90068 - Taggart House
2158 N. Live Oak Drive East 90068 Los Feliz USA
Historic-Cultural Monument, Modern
Lloyd Wright, architect. 1922-1924.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #521 (declared 3/15/1991)
Significance Statement for HCM:
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it embodies the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction,” as an excellent example of early Modern architecture with Mayan Revival influences. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., it is the “notable work of a master builder, designer, or architect.” It is also associated with the “notable work of a master builder, designer, or architect,” as a work by master architect Lloyd Wright. (Source: Historic Places LA)
“One of Lloyd Wright’s simplest & most picturesque stucco & wood building, carefully related to the hill to which it clings.” (Source: Gebhard and Winter, 1977, p. 158. g&w, 1985, p.175-176)
Photographs in From LA Deco, 3435, by Carla Rizzoli, N.Y., 1991
Los Angeles Times, 03/26/26, “Native Plants Help Solve Hillside Building
Owned by Chow Enterprises. 344 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA.
“Architect Lloyd Wright has prepared plans for a 2-story, eight-room residence on Black Oak Drive for Mrs. Martha Taggart, cost $15,000.” (Source: SWB&C, 6/24/21, p. 14, c.3).
2158 Live Oak Drive East (aka 5423 Black Oak Drive; Rents for $85): 1) Charles Sapp, head of household; white married male 56 years of age; born in Ohio; Christian Science practitioner. 2) Belle G. Sapp, wife; white married female 52 years of age; born in Wisconsin; Christian Science practitioner.
Type: Historic-Cultural Monument Sold
Area: 2,255 sqft
Lot Size: 11,310 sqft
Year Built: 1922