Historic Structure Reports

Long beach museum of art
Long Beach, California

Chattel completed a Historic Structure Report for the Long Beach Museum of Art’s museum buildings, known as the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House and Carriage House. Built in 1912, the buildings are among the oldest and most distinguished examples of Craftsman architecture in Long Beach. The two buildings are together a City of Long Beach Historic Landmark and have been home to the museum since 1957. The Anderson House contains the museum’s primary gallery spaces and restaurant on the first floor and office spaces and a library on the second, while the Carriage House is primarily an education center.

Chattel worked on the HSR in collaboration with construction firm JR van Dijs to supplement work they had already completed by editing and further strengthening their initial report with additional research and information. Chattel performed a site visit evaluation and created a photo attachment and significant space maps that identified significant, contributing, or non-contributing interior spaces.