Historic Structure Reports

Aline Barnsdall Complex residence A
Los Angeles, California

Chattel worked with LSA Associates to prepare a Historic Structure Report for Residence A, a 1921 building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright within the Aline Barnsdall complex. Also known as the Director’s House, the property is owned by the City of Los Angeles and designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument and contributor to the National Historic Landmark Aline Barnsdall complex. Located in Barnsdall Park, Residence A has accommodated a variety of uses and has sustained both interior and exterior alterations. To repair and restore the vacant residence for reuse, the HSR involved preparation of a chronology of building development and use based on historical documentation and physical evidence, and collaboration with conservation and engineering specialists to perform an in-depth assessment of building materials and the structural system. 

Chattel and LSA Associates, Inc. also prepared a Historic Structure Report for Hollyhock House which is located within the complex. Both Residence A and Hollyhock House Historic Structure Reports are intended to provide stakeholders with a plan for restoration as well as establish a framework for future reuse options.