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Palos Verdes Homes Association

320 Palos Verdes Drive West
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Why Palos Verdes Estates

A paradise on the peninsula
with a vibrant history.

Architecture & Planning: Charles Cheney

Charles H. Cheney (1884–1943) was a well-respected city planner who, from the 1910s, was associated with E. G. Lewis and his Atascadero development.

Cheney was planning consultant for several California cities, among them Rancho Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, Alameda, Monterey, Palo Alto, Long Beach, and Fresno. Once Cheney was involved in the Palos Verdes Project, he dedicated himself to its evolution for the rest of his life. He served on the Art Jury and played an important role in Palos Verdes Estates.

Reprinted with permission from:
Phillips, John. Palos Verdes Estates (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Shown in the rear courtyard of the Gard residence are members of the Art Jury, March 1929. From left to right are Charles H. Cheney (city planner), Jay Lawyer (general manager), David Allison (architect), James F. Dawson (landscape architect), and Robert Farquhar (architect).

Photo courtesy of: Phillips, John. Palos Verdes Estates (Images of America) (p. 52). Arcadia Publishing Inc.

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