History Spotlight: Henry Weyse/Charles Morris House

July 11, 2019
by Miranda Iglesias

History Spotlight: Henry Weyse/Charles Morris House

The History Spotlight focuses on the landmarks, residents and stories that have shaped Santa Monica into what it is today. Content is being produced in partnership with the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Landmarks CommissionSanta Monica History Museum and the Santa Monica Daily Press.

The article below originally appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press on July 8, 2019.


Henry Weyse/Charles Morris House

401 Ocean Ave

Built: 1910, Designated 1990

This two-story residence that combines features of Colonial Revival and Craftsman styles was built for local attorney Henry Weyse in 1910. The shingle-sided building has a brick-paved entry porch that is defined by Tuscan columns. A rounded bay, topped by a stick-railed balcony, abuts the porch to the north, balanced by a second, smaller bay to the south. Shutters flank most of the six over single sash windows. Farquhar was the most regionally prominent local architect of his time. His work includes the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. He was also a son-in-law of the City’s founder.

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