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-set entry the enclosed balcony above, and the simple tower are all examples of these features. The size of the lot allowed for a long, shallow floor plan. Starting at the south end are the study, billiard room, and two-story living room. The second story over this area was added in the past decade. The original iron drapery hardware, chandeliers, and light fixtures are still in place. The flat roof is a typical feature of buildings on the North African coast. The entry hall is small with a wood coffered ceiling ornamented with iron studs. Massive arches lead off to the living room, dining room, and stairs. On the southwest corner of the lot was a “secret garden,” with a tile fountain, pool, and bench, which was removed long ago. The garage has been rebuilt and the high side and front wall are recent additions.

#4 E.L. Wallbridge, 1038 E Avenue 1927 Requa and Jackson; Milton P. Sessions, landscape architect The home was demolished in 2003, a classic example of no historic oversight and indifferent ownership. As you can see from the sketch, it was spread over several

lots at the corner of E and Tolita Avenues. The house surrounded an enclosed patio in Requa’s typical Mediterranean style.


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