Tag: Hancock Park

Tudor home on Irving had nearly a score of owners

Tudor home on Irving had nearly a score of owners

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most houses in our neighborhood have had a few owners since they were built in that ambitious age of the 1920s when Windsor Square, Hancock Park and environs came to be. Some houses have been handed down through families, and some have had a few more owners than others. The house that I lived in […]

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Older windows really are better in our neighborhood

Older windows really are better in our neighborhood

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

While new windows might be tempting with their slick surfaces and “green” marketing campaigns, think hard before throwing your old windows, well… out the window. If you live in an historic zone, you may not have a choice if it’s on the façade of your house. But this could be a good thing. Wood windows […]

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Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside. A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea. The recent demolition of […]

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Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

Supreme has kept roofs dry, shingled and tiled since 1925

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

People were migrating to sunny Los Angeles and the Hollywood studios were in their golden age when Supreme Roofing Co. was founded 90 years ago. Reaching the milestone Jan. 1st came as a bit of a surprise to owner Doug Ratliff. The fourth-generation roofer had been busy climbing ladders for estimates and visiting his crew […]

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Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

Trailblazer Mary Caswell leaves legacy at Marlborough School

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

This October, Marlborough, the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California, celebrates its 125th anniversary. Currently nestled right here in our own Hancock Park backyard, it took the vision of an orphaned, widowed woman to bring it to life. Mary Caswell was born in Paris, Me., in 1850, and was educated at private schools throughout […]

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Real Estate Sales for July 2014

Real Estate Sales for July 2014

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 345  S. Hudson Ave. 434 S. Windsor BLvd. 355 S. Rossmore Ave. 229 S. McCadden Pl. 152 S. Van Ness Ave. 202 S. Van Ness Ave. 267 S. Plymouth Blvd. 159 S. Van Ness Ave. 302 S. Mansfield Ave. 187 N. Highland Ave. 547 N. Las Palmas Ave. 220 […]

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