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Fall Salon in John Byers Masterpiece:

Discover the remarkable Santa Monica architect John Byers in your visit to the Armstrong-Cobb Residence, the site of Santa Monica Conservancy’s Fall Salon.

From the Conservancy:

Byers was a true original whose path to architecture occurred in his middle age after being trained as an electrical engineer and then working as a French and Spanish teacher at Santa Monica High School. Brought in as a translator for Mexican workmen constructing an adobe home in Brentwood for a relative of his wife in 1919, he ended up taking a leave of absence from his teaching job to immerse himself in “The Design and Building of Latin Homes.” He revived adobe construction, and even set up his own factory in Santa Monica – “John Byers Mexican Handmade Tile Company.”

Handmade wrought iron, ceramic tile, and woodwork became hallmarks of Byers’ homes. Byers was acclaimed early in his career for reviving Spanish Colonial Revival design. Totally self-taught, he received his architect’s license in 1926. Later designs in wood frame construction simulated the thick walls of adobe. His successful career lasted for decades, with many Hollywood celebrities among his clients.

Byers’ work will be discussed at the Salon by Dr. Ken Breisch, Associate Professor at USC’s School of Architecture. Experience Byers’ distinctive work firsthand at this special event. 

Advanced purchase required by October 20. Tickets: $150 for members;​ $175 for non-members. Join or upgrade to the Leadership Circle and receive two complimentary tickets. Proceeds benefit the Conservancy’s educational programs. If purchasing by check, please mail it to the Santa Monica Conservancy at P.O. Box 653, Santa Monica, 90406

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