Murdock Residence, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #778
Built: 1903 Declared: 05/18/2004
This Mission Revival home was built for Sophia K. Murdock, a widow, in 1903, and designed by architect George Voelkel, who was a native of Germany and spent the early part of his career working in San Francisco. The house is unusual as it is built on a Four Square plan with the Mission design being placed over that plan. An example of the Mission Revival style as found throughout Southern California primarily during the period 1900-1920, the structure serves as a reminder of both time and place. Unfortunately, many structures of this type have been altered and/or destroyed, making this building a significant stylistic and representative example of an architectural period and type.