On December 1 we participated in the 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour & Progressive Dinner in Historic West Adams . Groups of 20-30 toured six classic houses, mostly on W. 25th.
One house of particular interest was the Bernays Family Residence at 1656 West 25th Street, since it was designed by S. Tilden Norton, the architect that designed our house. The two houses share the American Foursquare/Colonial Revival style, and have many features in common such as the front attic gable and porch extending halfway across the front of the house to the right. And this house, like ours, was turned into a rooming house in the ’70s and ’80s, with up to 30 occupants, before being lovingly restored.