Episode 2.1: Sowden House

We! Are! Back! We missed you, baby! Time to come home… To a home…!
We’re kicking off the season with a spoopy lil’ place in Los Angeles built by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., drawing on his sense of the *tosses glitter* theater! This neo-Mayan home has the cool cool nickname of the Jaws House and also was home to a leading suspect in the notorious Black Dahlia cold case. As always, you’ll hear about architects! Houses! Persian cats! And, bonus for the season, murder…!


Lloyd Wright Jr.

John Sowden House, Los Angeles.JPG
By Los AngelesOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

CREEPY. GORGEOUS. HOW DO YOU DUST THOSE GROOVES.

ENTRANCE GATE - Sowden House, 5121 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA HABS CAL,19-LOSAN,69-4.tif
By Related names:
Wright, Lloyd
Moore, W W – https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca0267.photos.012464p, Public Domain, Link

Like, yes, but also, will you die if you pass through these gates? I mean it’s apparently happened before!

George Hodel circa 1950
George Hodel. Maybe this guy killed Elizabeth Short? Iono, learn more about him by watching I am the Night I guess.

Elizabeth Short photo from police bulletin.jpg
By Los Angeles Police Department – File:Elizabeth Short police bulletin.png, Public Domain, Link

And Elizabeth Short herself.

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Sources:
https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a26104181/i-am-the-night-george-hodel-john-sowden-lloyd-wright-house/
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-murder-and-mystery-built-into-the-lush-luxurious-sets-of-tnts-i-am-the-night
http://www.artsandarchitecture.com/issues/pdf01/1966_10.pdf
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/john-sowden-house
https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/the-warp-and-the-weft-frank-lloyd-wrights-textile-block-houses-weave-an-enduring

Imperial Ruins: Frank Lloyd Wright in Hollywood


https://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/ca/ca0200/ca0267/data/ca0267data.pdf
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-murder-and-mystery-built-into-the-lush-luxurious-sets-of-tnts-i-am-the-night
https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/b3118f96-fdbc-4be5-bff0-0895ec56f3c4
https://www.laconservancy.org/architects/lloyd-wright
https://smile.amazon.com/Lloyd-Wright-Architecture-Frank-Jr/dp/0500341664/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g3905707922?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8#reader_0500341664

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=3169&sid=e755580d53bbc31f319d1b08e9a63232

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