The spectacular rise, fall and rise-again story of builder William Kesling is fascinating. Although he never received an architect’s license, his skill at delivering a piece of noteworthy architecture at a fraction of the cost of his better known peers has withstood the test of time, as evidenced by the high prices his designs have fetched in recent years. Only a year after he built his first Silver Lake house in 1934, Kesling had begun construction on no less than twenty homes by late 1935, offering aesthetic design to the budget-minded middle class consumer. Eventually there were a dozen or so buildings within a few blocks of his office, which he buiit at the corner of Silver Lake Boulevard and Effie Street.
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