2607 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 - Ennis House
2607 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Historic-Cultural Monument, Mayan Revival
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #149. Declared 03/03/76.
Potential National Register of Historic Places Listing.
“Charles Ennis leased northerly portion of 309 S. Spring St. 618-622 S. Broadway to convert into high class men’s clothing store.” (Source: sw b&c, 07/06/17, p.15 & 3/28/24, p.52, col. 2. “Frank Lloyd Wright Aztec Sacrificial.”
Pictured in “Day Dream Houses of Los Angeles”, Charles Jencks, Rizzoli, N. Y. 1978, p. 79. Variously called a mausoleum, a Mayan temple and a palace, this is without a doubt the most monumental of Wright’s experiments with knit-block construction. (Source: g&w, 1985, p.177.)
“The Ennis House surmounts its California hilltop like a temple from Tikal before the excavation of its base, and it rides across the city of Los Angeles like some avenging phantom from the pre-Colombian past.” (Source: Scully, Vincent, “Architecture, The Natural and Manmade”, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y., 1991, p. 341, 344.)
“A Jewel in Los Feliz,” Whisper, Fall, 1997, newsletter of the Los Feliz Village Business Association. “The Wright Stuff” article on Ken Burns documentary on Wright on PBS, (Source: USA Weekend, 11/8/98, pp. 1820.)
2607 Glendower Avenue (Value: $175,000): 1930 census: 1) Mabel Ennis, owner and head of household; 57 year old white female widow; married at age 22; born in Ohio; father born in Ireland, mother in Indiana; not working. 2) Carl B. Gill, brother; 52 year old divorced white male; married at age 27; born in Indiana; father born in Ireland, mother in Indiana; not working.
About Mayan Revival: Mayan Revival is a modern style architectural popular in the Americas during the 1920s and 1930s that drew inspiration from the architecture and iconography of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. (Source: Wikipedia)
Type: Historic-Cultural Monument Sold
Area: 4,640 sqft
Year Built: 1924