- W. Blank Residence, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1068
Built: 1927 Declared: 05/13/2014
This 1927 two-story, Spanish Colonial Revival residence in Los Feliz is notable both for its quality of design and workmanship and as the home of renown ceramicist Laura Andreson. The home is remarkably intact, having been continuously occupied by members of the Blank family until 2003. Notable features include turned-post window grills, carved and painted lintels, exposed interior rafters with carved and painted trusses, and a scallop-shaped glazed fireplace. Laura Andreson lived at the home for the majority of her adult life with her partner, Pauline Blank. Andreson established the ceramics department at UCLA in 1933 and is considered an integral figure in the revival of the ceramic arts in the United States, with examples of her work held by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.