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Photograph album of Craftsman Style homes in West Park Tract of Los Angeles, 1905-1910
94/95a  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Photograph album of Craftsman Style homes in West Park Tract of Los Angeles

    Note

    Title supplied by cataloger.
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1910

    Note

    Possible range of dates suggested by dates of West Park Tract development, and dress styles of people in photographs.
    Collection number: 94/95a
    Physical Description: 1 album (83 photographic prints) : b&w ; 14 x 21 cm (album)

    Photographs (12 x 17 cm and smaller), are mounted on rectos and versos of 50 leaves of black paper, one to a page; a few have locations noted in ball-point pen.

    Bound in brown cloth covers, secured with heavy brown cord; gold-stamped cover title "Photographs;" manufacturer's label affixed to inside back cover.

    Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth-covered clamshell box.
    Abstract: Photograph album of houses in the West Park Tract of Los Angeles, now the Vermont Harbor neighborhood, probably dating from the years 1908-1910.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photograph album of Craftsman Style homes in West Park Tract of Los Angeles (Collection 94/95a). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Scope and Content

    West Park Tract, originally owned by Vail & Crane, comprised the area between 39th and 49th Streets, bordered by Vermont Ave. on the east, and Normandie Ave. on the west. Running through the tract east to west were Leighton and Browning Sts., and Santa Barbara Blvd. (now Martin Luther King Blvd.); north/south streets included Raymond, Budlong, and Walton Sts. The photographs document Craftsman-style bungalows, as well as many large Craftsman-style homes, resplendent in their timber frames, dark shingles, wide porches, cobblestone porch supports and facades, and elaborate gables and dormers. Several of the photographs include people and animals: a boy leading his pony, a group of ladies sitting on their front steps in long full skirts, high-necked blouses and broad hats, various family dogs standing on the porch or lying in the driveway. Two interior shots reveal a living room and parlor, paneled in wood, with beamed ceilings, and built-in hutches. Three of the houses are identified in captions: the ones at the corner of Budlong and Leighton, and Budlong and Browning, are still standing today; a third, at 4106 Walton St., may have been demolished to make way for the Manual Arts High School. Other views include the bus stop at the corner of Budlong and Santa Barbara, and two long vistas of Santa Barbara Blvd., planted on either side with pepper trees. Affixed to inside front cover and first leaf are three photographs or photocopies of a tract map of West Park, and an advertisement for the lots, priced at "$900 and up."

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Housing development --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Architecture, Domestic --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Interior decoration --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Landscape architecture --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Bungalows --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Dormers --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Gables --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Porches --California --Los Angeles --Photographs.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) --Photographs.
    West Park Tract (Los Angeles, Calif.) --Photographs.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints.
    Photograph albums.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Vail and Crane.

    Related Material

    Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.