Images & Observations

William Hayes Perry Residence

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 13mm ISO 400 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Designed by E.F. Kysor, the Perry residence was erected in 1876 in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles for lumber barron William Hayes Perry.  The classic Greek Revival Italianate building was accepted in its era as one of the finest, most expensive homes in the city.  In 1975 the house sat neglected and vandalized in its original location and was moved to Heritage Square by its owners, the Colonial Dames Society of America.  In 1995 the house was deeded to the Heritage Square Museum, where restoration was ongoing.

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8 responses

  1. You have a very interesting processing style, Wayne. I really like this image.

    February 22, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    • Thanks, John. I guess you could say I am in my “Interpretive Art” period. I really do enjoy blurring the line between pure documentary photography and traditional painting techniques. The results are more what I see in my mind’s eye.

      February 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM

  2. ken bello

    It’s a shame a house like this could fall into such disrepair. Everything put together sooner or later falls apart. Nice shot, though, Wayne.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    • Thanks, Ken. Just glad that we have people who will save some of these great old relics.

      February 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

  3. Fantastic clarity and imaginative processing. A stunning building too.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:37 AM

  4. Nice shot and processing sir.

    February 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

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