c. 1902 – Hudson & Munsell
1325 Alvarado Terrace – map
Built for clothier Morris R. Cohn, this is the second of the six Alvarado Terrace homes designated city landmarks on July 7, 1971.
After arriving in Los Angeles, Cohn started Morris Cohn & Co., manufacturing overalls, in 1889. He was the first clothier to bring a power sewing machine to the west coast. He died in his Pasadena home in 1941.
His son, Fred Cole, founded the swimwear company Cole of California in 1923.
Cohn gets two Historic-Cultural Monuments named after him. The Cohn-Goldwater Building, HCM No. 119, his former factory on East 12th Street, also carries his name (along with Lemuel Goldwater's).
This house – like all the others on Alvarado Terrace – also stands as part of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA/LA) Pico Union 2 Redevelopment Project, a thirty-one-year-old plan that “sets forth a variety of goals ranging from neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, public improvements, commercial development and construction of affordable new housing.” The Project Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month.
“Obituary” Los Angeles Times; Sep 24, 1941, p. 26
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