Two L.A. Dwellings Are Among the “10 Homes That Changed America”


A three-part series on PBS is examining some of the most famous homes in Los Angeles and USC is hosting a free preview screening and panel discussion on Wednesday. Chicago station WTTW is producing 10 That Changed America and the episode on important dwellings features the mid century home of designers Charles and Ray Eames in Pacific Palisades and the Arts and Crafts style Gamble House in Pasadena. The show’s host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess join Ted Bosley, longtime director of USC’s Gamble House and Daniel Ostroff, author of An Eames Anthology for a chat about two key pieces of modern architecture and how they measure against a group that includes cramped tenements in 19th century New York and Thomas Jefferson’s lavish Monticello estate which sprawls over more land than Griffith Park.


10 Homes That Changed America screening and discussion
Free, but reservations required
Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at
USC, Harris Hall 101
Gin Wong FAIA Conference Center
(Parking in Structure A (PSA), located off of Vermont Avenue at 36th Place, Gate 6 – $12)