Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:00 p.m. CDT

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 for Harriet and Samuel Freeman, the Freeman House played a central role in the cultural life of Los Angeles through much of the 20th century. Upon her death in 1986, Harriet Freeman donated the house to the University of Southern California. Over the past several decades the house has suffered from seismic damage, particularly during the 1994 Northridge earthquake, as well as chronic deterioration of its unique concrete-block construction. In 2022, the house was sold to an ambitious new owner who is dedicated to its preservation and future use. In this program, he will discuss the current process of stabilizing the building and plans for its restoration.


Richard Weintraub, owner of the Freeman House, has distinguished himself as a community-oriented developer of unparalleled vision and creativity, matched only by his sensitivity to the unique needs of each neighborhood in which he develops. A fourth-generation Angeleno and a graduate of the University of Southern California (MBA), Richard’s love for the City of Los Angeles is rooted in reverence for its culture and history. Fascinated since childhood by the region’s rich heritage, he has created a real estate firm that encompasses the diversity of Southern California.

Gregory Demos, of Demos Development, is a Los Angeles-based real estate developer with special expertise in the development of hillside properties. Greg received a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from New York University.

Tickets and registration:
Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 for the general public, or complimentary for Building Conservancy members. If you are not a member, click here to learn more about member benefits and join.


How this event works:
Before the event starts you will receive an email with a Zoom access link. Please install and test Zoom in advance on the device on which you intend to view the event. A link to view the recording, which will be available for one month, will be emailed to all registrants after the event.

If you have questions or require registration assistance, please email [email protected].

Posted May 1, 2024