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Architects of Little Holmby: P.P. Lewis

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Architects of Little  Holmby: P.P. Lewis


 A series featuring prominent architects that have made an important and  lasting contribution to our community.

Percy Parke "P.P." Lewis

P.P. Lewis (1885-1962) is an American Architect featured predominantly in Westwood, Los Angeles. Born in Pennsylvania in 1885, Percy Parke Lewis married Ruth Augusta Lewis in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917.During the height of his career, he was prolific in the Westwood area and designed more than 45 residences in Little Holmby, 7 which are pictured below,  Some of his important commercial work includes St. Alban's Episcopal Church, located at 580 Hilgard Ave, the " R.W. House" in Los Angeles and the Potter Hardware Company Store on Westwood Blvd. Two of his most notable designs are the Fox Theater, a focal point in Westwood Village which is listed as a Los Angeles Historic -Cultural Monument  and the  Chateau Colline on Wilshire Boulevard, an eight-unit Chateauesque Apartment Home which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. 

Fox Theater, 961 Broxton Ave, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA



Chateau Colline, 10335 W Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA


In addition to these historic landmarks around Los Angeles, Percy Parke Lewis designed individual residences interspersed in the Little Holmby community. Keeping with the Revival theme in Little Holmby, Lewis designed homes pulling influences from English Country and Tudor, New English Traditional, and California Spanish styles. Examples of these classic revival styles within Little Holmby can be seen below:


New England Traditional
301 Loring Avenue
Year Built, 1931


California Spanish
551 S Beverly Glen Boulevard
Year Built, 1929



English Country Revival
801 Glenmont Avenue
Year Built, 1927

English Tudor Revival
1021 Manning Avenue
Year Built, 1934

English Tudor Revival
10557 Wyton Drive
Year Built, 1936

English Tudor Revival
10736 Le Conte Avenue
Year Built, 1934

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