947-953 Eleventh Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

947-953 Eleventh Street

Known As: Voss Apartments
Architect: E.P. Fitzgerald
Built: 1937
Designated: June 9, 2014

The property known as the Voss Apartments, formerly the Fitzgerald Apartments, is located on the east side of 11th Street between Washington Avenue and Idaho Avenue in the City of Santa Monica. The property contains a four-building apartment complex originally constructed as a two-building complex around a central courtyard in 1937, with two additional buildings added in 1948 at the rear of the property. The 1937 buildings mirror each other across a landscaped courtyard and are set back from the street with a lawn and plantings.

Photo credit Historic Resources Group.

Photo credit Historic Resources Group.

The Voss Apartments buildings are an excellent local example of Streamline Moderne architecture. Significant exterior character-defining features include: mirrored 2-story buildings flanking landscaped courtyard; stepped, rectangular plans; rounded corners with horizontal window groupings; flat roofs with low parapets; smooth cement plaster wall finish; horizontal bands of wood drop siding; balconies with rounded corners and metal pipe railings; corner windows; wood sash, divided light fixed, casement, and French casement windows; and exterior staircases.

Sources:

  1. Santa Monica City Landmark Assessment Report. “Voss Apartments, 947-953 11th Street.”