Harper Avenue National Register District Locations, individual cultural resources
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1301-09 Harper Avenue

1301 Harper Avenue, also known as the Romanesque Villas, was constructed in 1926 and is part of the Harper Avenue Historic District. The buildings within the Harper Avenue District embody distinctive characteristics of various period revival architectural styles. The Spanish Revival building at 1300-08 Harper Avenue is simple, but possesses well-articulated details, such as extended eaves with exposed rafters, a low-pitched roof, an arcade, and a decorated interior courtyard. The Harper Avenue District reflects significant patterns of growth and settlement in West Hollywood. The location of the district between Beverly Hills and Hollywood and adjacent to the developing Sunset Strip, made it an increasingly attractive residential area in the 1920s. The multi-family form and luxury of period revival styles were new to the West Hollywood community, which, until the 1920s, had been dominated with simple single-family development. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)