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#1 William A. Gunn, 1127 F Avenue 1924-25 Requa and Jackson; Milton P. Sessions, landscape architect The flatiron-shaped lot has a 180-foot frontage and is 240 feet deep. The construction is of rough-textured stucco over terra-cotta hollow tile. The 14-room home stretches across the front of the lot. There are 7 fireplaces.

Batchelder and Malibu tile are used extensively inside and out. The living room is 35 feet by 20 feet with large windows overlooking patio gardens. The horseshoe shaped wall fountain at the back of the garden is on the tower wall that houses a pigeon loft at the top, and it is adjacent to a three car garage with chauffeur’s quarters. On the northeast corner Requa designed a bronze ornamental ring to attach the telephone service wires, which are now underground.

#2 Dwight J. Peterson, 1007 Ocean Blvd. 1929 Requa and Jackson; Milton P. Sessions, landscape architect On this project, Requa comes full circle. Having started his career in Irving Gill’s office, he is now drastically altering a Gill exterior. Originally designed by Gill for C.L. Tutts prior to World War I, Requa transformed the Gill brick “box” exterior into an attractive half- timbered English Tudor façade. The high brick wall surrounding the lot was another Requa addition. The wooden entrance gate is an exact replica of one that Requa photographed in 1928 in an English garden. In the patio beyond is a Malibu tile wall fountain in excellent condition.

#3 Mrs. D.E. Mann, 1045 Loma Avenue 1926-27 Requa and Jackson; Milton P. Sessions, landscape architect Many of the features in this home reflect design elements that Requa had photographed during his first Mediterranean trip taken a few months

prior. The wrought iron Tunisian “harem” window grille on the tower, the deep-set entry the enclosed balcony above, and the simple-set entry


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