St James Park National Register Historic District No. 91001387, 09/27/91
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 456, 10/24/1989
University Park Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ)
Ezra T Stimson Residence, 1901
839 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
St James Park Tract, Lots 7, 8, and portion of 9
A 1905 Los Angeles Harold profile of the Ezra T Stimson Residence describes the house this way: “Among the many beautiful and stately homes that adorn the fashionable West End, Is the imposing residence of E. T. Stlmson, located at 825 West Adams street —a residence that is pointed out to visitors as one of the most substantial abodes of elegance and good taste in Los Angeles.” The tall gables, heavy timbering, and stone facing of this Tudor Revival mansion made it an attractive addition to Adams Boulevard.
The architect, Frederick Louis Roehrig, was prolific and versitile designing many mansion for wealthy clients thoughout Los Angeles and Pasadena, in Victorian (Queen Anne and Shingle Style), Craftsman, Neoclassical, and even Art Deco in his later years. Ezra T Stimson was the son of capitolist Thomas D Stimson, a lumber and banking millionaire. The T D Stimson mansion is located around the corner on Figueroa St. E T Stimson became president of the Stimson Mill, Co.