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Property Name Schaffer, J.W., House
Reference Number 16000174
State California
County Los Angeles
Town Glendale
Street Address 527 Whiting Woods Road
Multiple Property Submission Name Residential Architecture of John Lautner in Southern California, 1940-1994
Status Listed 4/19/2016
Areas of Significance Architecture
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local level of significance under Criterion C as an excellent example of the Wrightian-influenced Mid-century Modern architecture of master architect John Lautner. It meets the registration requirements outlined in the Multiple Property Documentation Form "Residential Architecture of John Lautner in Southern California, 1940-1994" for this period of Lautner's work: it exemplifies the tenets of the modern movement and the important characteristics of Lautner's work from this period; displays the significant character-defining features of Mid-century Modern architecture; dates from the period of significance; exhibits quality of design; and retains all seven aspects of integrity. The period of significance is 1949, reflecting the date that the house was completed.

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