Smith and Williams: Mutual Housing Association (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Description

In 1946, a group of four friends decided to pool their resources and buy land in the hills above Sunset Boulevard to build homes for their families. The group soon grew to over 400 interested parties, and the group became the Mutual Housing Association, which purchased over 800 acres of hilly land to build on. The group chose Whitney Smith, A. Quincy Jones, and Edgar Contini to design the modern houses, a park, and community center.
The project was named Crestwood Hills, and the original architects drew up plans for 29 different house plans- each sited on a lot to provide unobstructed views.

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects
Whitney Smith, architect
A. Quincy Jones, architect
Edward Contini, engineer

Source

Smith & Williams records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1948

Rights

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects Whitney Smith, architect A. Quincy Jones, architect Edward Contini, engineer , “Smith and Williams: Mutual Housing Association (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/563.