individual cultural resources
About This Project

1275-1285 Sweetzer

Commonly known as the “Fountain Lanai”, the apartment building containing two separate contributing buildings was built in 1953 with a vernacular modernist scheme. The Fountain Lanai serves as an excellent example of post-war courtyard apartment and post and beam modernism housing design by the notable architect Edward H. Fickett, FAIA. The buildings were constructed with wood frames and have a primary finish of stucco. Vertical wood boarding is used along the primary facades to provide contrasting accents to the stucco. The buildings were designed with shed roofs with eaves that have open rafters edged with wood fascia and an upward sweep that faces into the courtyard. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)