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The Historic House that Moved Across the Street

The Peabody Werden Duplex Move On June 30, 2016 the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) took the next step in its preservation efforts of the ca. 1890 Peabody Werden Duplex in Boyle Heights by relocating it to the other side of the street. The Peabody Werden House is a two-unit, two-story residential property in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Constructed ca. 1890, the House is one of the oldest and few remaining examples of a turn-of-the-century duplex residential property composed in the Queen Anne style. It was found to be individually eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) in 2001 as part of a historic resources survey for the Los Angeles Metro Authority’s Los Angeles Eastside Corridor Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Page & Turnbull was hired early on to study the feasibility of relocating the sizable duplex. Though it would be challenging, due to the sheer size of the house, Page & Turnbull concluded that relocation was indeed possible. Page & Turnbull was then further retained to prepare permit drawings to relocate the house to a receiver site across the street. The Duplex was moved intact, following removal of non-contributing additions to the rear of the property. The relocation of the historically significant building was required as part of ELACC’s Cielito Lindo affordable housing development. Future rehabilitation and reuse of the Peabody Werden Duplex will occur as part of a separate development, the Soto Station Joint Development project, which is being developed by ELACC in partnership with [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Page & Turnbull Projects|

Page & Turnbull at Oakland’s Youth Architecture Camp

In June I was fortunate to be able to take part in the third annual Youth Architecture Camp for underrepresented and at-risk children. The camp was started from a collaboration between the AIA East Bay and Fam First Family Foundation as a way to introduce Architecture and design in general to youth in the East Bay. While I was only able to attend one full day and the final presentations, I was truly taken back by the amount of enthusiasm the kids showed. We were lucky enough to be able to provide this opportunity for them, and without hesitating they took full advantage. […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Events & Activities|

Berkeley Public Library featured in NPS Preservation Brief 14

Page & Turnbull served as the Preservation Architect for the rehabilitation, seismic upgrade and new addition to the historic Berkeley Public Library in downtown Berkeley, CA. The new addition’s compatible design has been featured visually (this picture!) in the National Park Service’s Preservation Brief 14: New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns. […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Firm News, News|
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