Arthur L. Garford home

Arthur L. Garford home – Pasadena – 1126 Hillcrest

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The Arthur L. Garford home at 1126 Hillcrest in Pasadena, California. Property History The mansion was constructed in 1916 by architects Marston and Van Pelt. Garford was an Ohio business man, inventor and bicyclist who made his first fortune inventing a bicycle saddle that became very popular. After selling his company, he invested in automobiles, eventually […]

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2810 Beachwood Drive

Then & Now: 2810 Beachwood Drive

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Then & Now: A 1926 built home located at 2810 Beachwood Drive. The top photo is how it looked in 1971; the bottom photo is how it looks today. The architect was Francis Pierpont Davis.

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20924 Sherman Way

Then & Now: 20924 Sherman Way in Canoga Park

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Then & Now: 20924 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Top Photo: Canoga Carpets in 1961, when the building opened. Bottom Photo: T-Mart today.

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John Boles Canyon Dr

Then & Now – John Boles Home – Canyon Dr

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Film actor John Boles’ home at 2265 Canyon Dr. in Los Angeles. He lived there around 1932.

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Jack Benny Roxbury Dr

Then & Now – Jack Benny Mansion – Roxbury Dr

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Then and Now: Jack Benny’s former mansion at 1002 N. Roxbury Dr. in Beverly Hills. He lived there from the 1950s to the early 1970s or thereabouts.

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Carroll Ave

Then & Now – 1316 Carroll Ave – Angelino Heights

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Then & Now: 1316 Carroll Ave. in Angelino Heights. The top photo was taken in the 1970s. The Victorian home was built in 1887. Its first owner was Major Horace M. Russell.

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Hollywood Blvd Western Ave

Then & Now – Hollywood and Western

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Then and Now: Hollywood Blvd. and Western Avenue. Top photo is from 1981.

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Norwood Street

Then & Now: 1986 Norwood Street

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Sometimes I get lucky with my research. I followed a hunch and discovered that the two-story house in the photo I posted earlier is 1986 Norwood Street. Here it is again in 1928…and today.

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East 1st Street

Then and Now: East 1st Street (3000 block)

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Then and now: The corner of East 1st and Hicks streets, c. 1960 and today. Tom’s Burger (far left) is at 3556 East 1st Street. The building that used to be Frank’s Furniture Co. is now Chalia’s Express Nutritional at 3578 E. 1st St.

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8320 South Figueroa Street

L.A. Then & Now: 8320 South Figueroa Street

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Los Angeles Then and Now: 8320 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Top Photo: Rainbo Motel, built in 1953. Bottom Photo: Sunrise Motel

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