Historic Place of the
Month - January 2012
Place of the Month was:
The Rouse Residence
Located on Park Belmonte, The Rouse residence
was designed by Jerrold Lomax, one of the most prominent modern
architects in southern California. It is one of the few residences
within the city that has been designed by a famous architect.
Jerrold Lomax is considered one of the “Los Angeles 12”; “a group of
architects noted for their significant architectural contributions
and potential” (Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA, The First 80 Years guidebook
for MODAA Gallery exhibition, October 2007).. Having been designated
a member of this austere group; Lomax exhibited his work in an
exhibition at the MODAA Gallery at Studio Pali Fekete architects in
celebration of his architectural style and contributions. Lomax’s
work is regarded as an important contribution to the architectural
fabric of Southern California and his name is associated with such
luminaries from the architecture field as: Frank Gehry, Craig
Ellwood, Ray Kappe, Cesar Pelli, Anthony Lumsden, John Lautner,
Daniiel Dworsky, Leroy Miller, James Pulliam and Bernard Zimmerman.
The Rouse Residence was also photographed by famed architectural
photographer Julius Shulman.