3245 N. Lowry Road 90027
3245 N. Lowry Road 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Le Val Lund, Jr. graduated from John Marshall High School, and then attended Occidental College and Caltech. He served as an engineer in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific during World War II. He received his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from USC. In 1947 he began a 42-year career as a civil engineer with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP). He helped design, construct and operate many projects for the DWP including the Second Los Angeles Aqueduct, and numerous dams, filtration plants, reservoirs, water tanks, and pumping stations. He was the director of several different divisions at the DWP. During the record L.A. drought of 1977, he was the co-leader of a special DWP task force that assisted Mayor Bradley’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Water Conservation. That work resulted in the first water conservation plan and the language of the first water conservation ordinance for the City of Los Angeles – both are still in effect today. After he retired in 1989, Le Val became a recognized expert in the field of the impact of earthquakes on urban lifelines (systems for water supply, electricity, gas, sewerage and communications). He traveled worldwide visiting earthquake sites and provided consultation for various dam and water systems. (Source: LA Times Obituary, 2007)
Kenneth D. Kahn, architect.
3245 Lowry Road (Value: $17,000): 1) Le Val Lund, owner and head of household; 38 year old white married male; married at age 30; born in New York; parents born in New York; a physician in private practice. 2) Grace Lund, wife; 32 year old white married female; married at age 24; born in New York; parents born in New York; not working. 3) Le Val Lund, Jr., son; 7 year old white male; in school; born in California. 4) Ethel H. Lund, daughter; 4 year 5 month old white female; born in California.
3245 Lowry Road (Value $14,000): 1) Le Val Lund, head of household; white married male 46 years of age; born in New York; eye-surgeon physician with his own practice. 2) Grace Lund, wife; white married female 38 years of age; born in New York; not working. 3) Le Val Lund, Jr., son; white single male 17 years of age; born in California; in school. 4) Ethel Lund, daughter; white female 14 years of age; born in California; in school.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 2,613 sqft
Year Built: 1925