Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1922 Real Estate Brochure

Photo: Unknown photographer, 1922. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Over the next week, we'll look at the 1922 Elysian Gardens - Hunter Terrace real estate brochure and attempt to match as many of the photos with current views as possible. Earlier postings showed images of the 2 Freeway corridor and a map. Can you guess the location of the photo above? (Answer tomorrow.)

Hunter Terrace was named for the former Asa Hunter Estate. The 1912 map, below, shows the Hunters owning large tracts of land on both sides of "Los Felis Road," which later became Riverside Drive. The map from the brochure indicates Elysian Gardens as the area between the Los Angeles River and Los Felis Road: the neighborhood is also know as Elysian Valley and Frogtown.

Map: Plate 42, Baist's Atlas, Surveys of Los Angeles, G.W. Baist, 1912. (Click on map to enlarge.)