Sharing much of the history of Hollywood, Spaulding Square was developed in the 1920s. The Square was named after California architect, Albert Starr Spaulding, who developed the eight block area between 1916 and 1926. Most of the early residents were silent film stars and directors. One early resident was Rudolph J. Berquist, a renowned cinematographer known for early works like Camille (1921 film) and One Night in Rome. He built his personal residence at 1400 N Ogden Drive in 1919  and the house is now part of the HPOZ, remaining in perfect condition to this day.
In 1993, Spaulding Square was designated a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) by the city of Los Angeles, with the object to preserve the historic architecture found in the community.
^Ades, Brian (2014-08-21). "1400 N Ogden Drive in Spaulding Square". Legacies of LA (Legacies of LA). Retrieved 2015-01-14. the accomplished cinematographer Rudolph J. Berquist, who built the house as his personal residence in 1919.