Modernist architect James H. Garrott designed the house for the eminent civil rights attorney Loren Miller and his wife Juanita E. Miller. The Millers were close personal friends of the Garrotts. Garrott also designed the house next door for himself, at 653 Micheltorena Street. Miller was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown in 1964; he served until 1967. He gained a reputation as a tenacious fighter for equal housing opportunities for minorities; arguing some of the most important civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was chief counsel before the court in the decision that led to the outlawing of racial covenant laws.
The Judge Loren Miller Residence is located at 647 Micheltorena Street.