2622 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 - Wirin House
2622 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Historic-Cultural Monument, International Style
Richard Neutra, architect
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #812 (established 7/8/2005).
Richard Joseph Neutra was a Jewish Austrian-American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most prominent and important modernist architects.(Source: Wikipedia) To learn more about Richard Neitra, click here.
Built by civil rights attorney A.L. Wirin and his wife, Alpha.
About A. L. Wirin:
LOS ANGELES, Feb, 4 (AP)—Abraham Lincoln Wirin, the first full‐time lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, died today of a heart attack at Kaiser Foundation hospital in Hollywood. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Wirin retired after suffering a heart attack in 1972, was perhaps best remembered for his outspoken defense of individual rights in the contexts of labor, freedom of speech, detention of Japanese Americans during World War II, and for his defense of the rights of Communists during the era in the 1950’s of the investigations of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. He often said that he wanted to be sure that each individual enjoyed the freedoms assured under the Bill of Rights.
Mr. Wirin, born in Russia, came to the United States with his family when he was 8 years old. As a Boston schoolboy, he displayed his first interest in civil rights by protesting against an assault by a group of sailors on persons in peace march. He was fined $5 for breach of peace.
He graduated from Harvard and Boston Law School, then went to work as bankruptcy lawyer in Los Angeles. After the death of his first wife in 1931, he went to New York and became the first counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, which was founded in 1920. Mr. Wirin leaves his third wife, Alpha, and a son, William. (Source New York Times, February 5, 1978)
March 2004: In deteriorated condition in 1995; to probate March, 2004. Asking $1,200,000. (Source: realtor)
House restored in the 2000’s.
Type: Historic-Cultural Monument Sold
Area: 2,262 sqft
Lot Size: 32,349 sqft
Year Built: 1949