THIS OLD HOUSE

HOUSES Franklin H. Parmelee in Los Angeles, Calif.
Franklin, Edward, Ebenezer, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John

 

Franklin (1848-1921) worked for his father's omnibus company in Chicago for many years and retired to California with his wife, Meroc (Charles) Parmelee (1850- ? ). They had this 5,000-plus-square-foot Tudor Revival, designed by architect Frank T. Kegley, built in 1912 for about $14,000.

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The hilltop house looks much the same in this 2011 photo. It has views of downtown Los Angeles from the front, and Silver Lake from the rear. Some colorful tile work was added in the 1930s.

The original living room.

The original dining room.