Gill, Irving (John)(1870–1936) architect; born in Tully, N.Y. After training with architects in Syracuse and Chicago (including Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan), he worked in San Diego and Los Angeles designing primarily houses, and educational and institutional buildings. He developed an avant-garde cubist style that introduced and refined concrete tilt-slab construction; his unornamented, abstract designs were based on mission and pueblo traditions and fell out of fashion about 1915, after which his output diminished.
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Designed the Dodge House, Los Angeles, CA a composition of white-painted blocks reminiscent of contemporary European houses, similar to the Cubistic style of Adolf Loos.
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