Photograph album of Craftsman Style homes in West Park Tract of Los Angeles, 1905-1910
Processed by Jane Carpenter with assistance from Simon Elliott; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Photograph album of Craftsman Style homes in West Park Tract of Los Angeles
Title supplied by cataloger.
Date (inclusive): 1905-1910
Possible range of dates suggested by dates of West Park Tract development, and dress styles of people in photographs.
Collection number: 94/95a
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
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
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[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."
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
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
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Vail and Crane.