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Henry L.A. Jekel: Architect of Eastern Skyscrapers and the California Style 1895-1950

Architect, engineer, builder, award-winning landscape designer… Henry Jekel could do it all.

Henry Jekel left his career as a designer and builder of skyscrapers in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC for the romance of an art-driven studio in Riverside, California. He realized his own California dream with his work in California. See the interiors, experience the landscapes that won national awards, devise your own tour of Jekel buildings using the map.

About the Authors:

H. Vincent Moses is former director of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and consulting historian for the California Citrus State Historic Park.

Catherine Whitmore is former curator of anthropology for the Riverside Municipal Museum and curator of history for the Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District.

Together they co-authored The Victoria Club; a Centennial Edition, and shared the senior coordinating editorship for Myth & Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of Spanish Colonial Revival.

224 pages including these Henry Jekel case studies:

  • Neighbors of Woodcraft Home (James Complex, California Baptist University)
  • Castillo Isabella (Benedict Castle)
  • Cielito Lindo (Fred Krinard Estate)
  • Lion Head (Heisler Estate)
  • The Harbor (N.H.B. Parker Residence)
  • La Camarita (Phil and Esther Banks Residence)
  • Gustav Hammer Residence

Plus photos and commentary on:

  • Harry Hammond Estate
  • H.P. Whitehead Residence (Rockledge Park)
  • Nethery Residence (Rockledge Park)
  • J.B. Cook Hacienda
  • Webber Hacienda
  • Moyer Cottage
  • Charles Brouse Residence
  • E.P. Clarke Residence
  • Evergreen Memorial Park Office and Crematory

Plus many more….

To order email Inlandia Institute at inlandia@ inlandiainstitute. org. Be sure to specify how many copies and give us your contact information.

The book is also available at Cellar Door Books at Canyon Crest Plaza in Riverside. Also coming soon to Amazon books.

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