Hammers Residence, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1104
Built: 1904 Declared: 01/27/2016
The Hammers Residence, constructed in 1904 in West Adams, is significant as an example of the transitional Craftsman style that followed the Victorian era. The Residence was built by carpenter and contractor Samuel Hedges, a New York native who settled in Los Angeles in 1886, at the height of the building boom. He is credited for building the first house in Hollywood, the home of Harvey Henderson Wilcox in 1887. The structure blends a Queen Anne cross gabled, vertical massing with simple narrow clapboard siding, a typical Crafts-man element.