The four-bedroom, three-bath house has more miles on it than your typical home, having been picked up and relocated four times in the last 126 years.
Councilman William Graham didn’t see much use in coming up with names, saying, “No matter what we call these things, they are going to be called Island A, B, C and D,” though he nevertheless suggested going with the local references Alamitos, Cerritos, Brea and Bolsa.
The 90813 runs between Seventh Street and Pacific Coast Highway between Cherry Avenue and across the LA River to the city’s western boundary.
The city wanted to buy the land for Recreation Park but it would require a bond to be passed by voters to pay the $642,925, and city leaders knew it would be a struggle to pass the bond issue by the required 4-1 margin in the June 15, 1923 election.
The median home price in 90810 in November was $647,400, nearly $100,000 less than the city’s median of $730,000.
The Broadlind was designed as “exclusive bachelor apartments” for men. The rooms were built “with rugged masculine character in the decorations and fixtures.”
Residents in the 90808 can’t complain about green space, leading the city in that category thanks to El Dorado East Regional Park at 388 acres, along with Heartwell Park’s 122.5 acres and Wardlow Park’s 15.8 acres.
The ostrich farm wasn’t in the business of selling birds for food; it was solely interested in selling feathers for hats, although it did put on the occasional ostrich roast when one of the birds fell victim to another ostrich.
An early draft of the ordinance, which would go into effect in July 1921, forbade: “the hula hula, the kan-kan, the Pedro Bowery, the shimmy, the camel walk, the dip, the stiff step, the toddle, the lame duck, the jiggle, the walk the dog and the bunny hug.”
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