palm avenue sherman- era bungalows

Palm Avenue bungalows from 1902, West Hollywood, CA

WHHP's Kate and Krisy researched and wrote the Cultural Resource Application to have three 100-plus year old homes designated as Cultural Resources of the city of West Hollywood, CA.

The homes are from the Sherman-era of West Hollywood. They are unique examples of the Transitional style of building (the transition between Victorian and Craftsmen). And, they sit within the area designated as the “Old Sherman Thematic District.”

The two homes were built in 1902. Their architectural detail and integrity are intact and largely unchanged. They are unusually ornate for the time and place they were built. And they are the oldest, in-situ homes in West Hollywood.

In April 2013, after two Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) hearings, the HPC voted to recommend Cultural Resource status to two of the three Sherman-era bungalows.

The City Council took up the issue in July 2013 and 927 and 931 Palm Avenue were officially designated as West Hollywood Cultural Resources! We won!

wurdeman & becket streamline moderne

AKA Dr. Jones Dog and Cat Hospital

WHHP's Kate and Krisy fought to save the 1938 Wurdeman & Becket streamline moderne on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Check out our facebook page – Save the SMB Streamline Moderne – to get updates and information on the building and the current lawsuit by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Since June 2014, Kate and Krisy have dug up 1939/1940 photographs of the exterior and interior, promotional cards, and pencil-drawn architectural plans from the Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives and the Getty Research Institute.

WHHP's Kate and Krisy did both of these projects under the name Dead History Project.