Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
© March 2007
The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1920s-1930s and undated
Collection Number: photCL 394
Creator: Huntington Land and Improvement Company.
Extent: 2 boxes (1.21 linear feet)
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Alhambra, and Highland Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Language: English.

Access

Advance arrangements for viewing the negatives must be pade with the Curator of Photographs. The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Ned Metcalfe, ca. 1993.

Processing Information

The photographs and negatives were rehoused and numbered, and a preliminary Container List created, by Jane Apostol in 2006. In January 2007, Sue Luftschein created this finding aid based, in part, on the original Container List.

Historical Note

Henry Edwards Huntington established the Huntington Land and Improvement Company in 1902. It was his first real estate company formed in large part to purchase, subdivide, and re-sell land surrounding the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railways. Huntington used the company’s vast property assets to secure financial backing for his other business interests, including the Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Light and Power’s Big Creek power plant. Managers of the company included George S. Patton, Sr. and William Dunn. The Company continued to buy and sell property into the 1960s.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Alhambra, and Highland Park in Los Angeles County, California. The tract descriptions were derived from tract maps and other materials in the Henry Huntington Papers (uncat) in the Manuscripts Department of the Huntington Library.
Unless otherwise noted in the container list, negatives exist for all prints.

Arrangement

The photographs and negatives are arranged by tract.

Related Materials in the Huntington Library

  • Henry Huntington Papers (uncat), Manuscripts Department

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Places:

Alhambra (Calif.)--Photographs.
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Highland Park (Calif.)--Photographs.
Pasadena (Calif.)--Photographs.
Redondo Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Marino (Calif.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Service stations--California--San Marino--Photographs.
Building construction--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Dwellings--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
Dwellings--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Dwellings--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
Housing developments--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Housing developments--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Housing developments--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
Housing developments--California--San Gabriel--Photographs.
Real estate development--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Reservoirs--California--Photographs.
Reservoirs--Design and construction--Photographs.
Rivers--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Roads--California--Alhambra--Photographs.
Roads--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Roads--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
Roads--California--San Marino--Photographs.
Water--Distribution--Photographs.

Document Types:

Negatives.
Photographs.


 

Container List

Box 1

Prints

Box 1, Item 1-3

Tract 799: Automobiles and Union Oil station, ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [Prints only.]

Note

[North side of Colorado Boulevard. (Colorado Blvd. at north end?) See Cheviotdale Tract. Eagle Rock-meander lines. Inclusive streets: Colorado Blvd., Avenue 64, El Modena Avenue, Patrician Way, Eagle Rock Road, Eagle Rock Avenue, Tunnel Street, San Marino Avenue, California Street, Lord Street. References Tract 9950.]
Box 1, Item 4-16

Tract 6012: Views of lots, streets, and water main construction, undated

Physical Description: [Numbers 4-15 prints only. Number 16 unprinted negative.]

Note

[Inclusive streets are Walnut to Lopez, Wilson Lake to Old Mill, Old Mill Road to Virginia, Mill Lane to Huntington Drive. South boundary is Oak Grove. One cross street is Old Mill and Monterey. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Box 1, Item 17-23

Cheviotdale 7012: Jones Subdivision: views of streets and houses, undated

Physical Description: [Negatives only.]
Box 1, Item 24-35

Tract 7988, Lot 2: Views of library reservoir construction, ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [Number 34 unprinted negative.]
Box 1, Item 36-41

Eagle Rock 9950: Views of Ferguson's house, undated

Note

["See Cheviotdale, Rockdale Tracts." Inclusive streets: La Loma Road, Tamarac, Hill, Sequoia, Melrose, Anita Drive, Glen Arbor, El Modena, Annandale, Cherry Drive, Eagle Vista Drive. One cross street is Colorado Boulevard and Glen Arbor.]
Box 1, Item 42-50

Redondo Beach 10019, Block 44: Views of new development, undated

Physical Description: [Numbers 42-47 prints only.]

Note

[East line city of Redondo Beach. Inclusive streets: East Peach Street, Ruby Street, Susana Avenue, Opal Avenue, Maria Avenue, E. Garnet Street]
Box 1, Item 51-54

Eagle Rock 11109: Views of street and houses, undated

Physical Description: [Numbers 52-53 negatives only.]

Note

["See Cheviotdale Tract." Random line. Inclusive streets: Anita Drive, Malcolm Drive.]
Box 1, Item 55

Tract 11330: Looking east on Monterey Road from Cambridge, undated

Note

["See Lake Vineyard." Inclusive streets are Monterey, Euston, Wembly Road, Mission Canyon Drain, Alhambra Road, Huntington Drive.]
Box 1, Item 56-57

Tract 11330: Views of undeveloped street, undated

Note

["See Lake Vineyard." Inclusive streets are Monterey, Euston, Wembly Road, Mission Canyon Drain, Alhambra Road, Huntington Drive.]
Physical Description: [Negatives only.]
Box 1, Item 58

Cazaurang 11889: Looking west along Montezuma Avenue from Garvey Avenue [road construction], undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]
Box 1, Item 59

Cazaurang 11889: Looking east along Montezuma Avenue from Garvey Avenue [view of housing tract], undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]
Box 1, Item 60

Cazaurang 11889: Looking south along Garvey Avenue from Ramona Boulevard, undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]
Box 1, Item 61

Cazaurang 11889: Looking east along Ramona Boulevard from Garvey Avenue, undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]
Box 1, Item 62

Cazaurang 11889: Residence on south side of Ramona Boulevard, adjacent to Lot 131, undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]
Box 1, Item 63-64

Cazaurang 11889: Tract views, undated

Note

["See Cazaurang Prop." Inclusive streets: East boundary nearly to Hellman Avenue, Alhambra; Montezuma Avenue, Garvey Avenue, Westminster Avenue, Ramona Avenue.]

Note

[These images are obscured and blurry.]
Physical Description: [Negatives only.]
Box 1, Item 65-70

Hellman Avenue, Alhambra: Undeveloped tract views, undated

Note

[ca. 1920s]
Box 1, Item 71

12349. Mission Tract: Looking east on Broadway from Junipero Street, undated

Note

[Boundaries are Junipero and Broadway. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Box 1, Item 72

12349. Mission Tract: Looking east along Live Oak Street from Junipero Street, undated

Note

[Boundaries are Junipero and Broadway. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Box 1, Item 73

12349. Mission Tract: Looking northeast along Junipero Street from Wedgewood Avenue, undated

Note

[Boundaries are Junipero and Broadway. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Box 1, Item 74

12349. Mission Tract: Looking north on San Marino Avenue from Broadway, undated

Note

[Boundaries are Junipero and Broadway. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Box 1, Item 75

12349. Mission Tract: Roadway, undated

Note

[Boundaries are Junipero and Broadway. See Field Book in Huntington Papers.]
Physical Description: [Unprinted negative. Image is obscured.]
Box 1, Item 76

Cazaurang 12571: Roadside, with automobile, ca. 1930s

Note

["See Cheviotdale Tract." Inclusive streets: Anita Drive, Glen Arbor, Malcolm Drive, Melrose. Glen Arbor to Glen Oaks. One cross street is Colorado Boulevard and Avenue 64.]
Box 1, Item 77-81

Cazaurang 12571: Roadside scenes, undated

Note

["See Cheviotdale Tract." Inclusive streets: Anita Drive, Glen Arbor, Malcolm Drive, Melrose. Glen Arbor to Glen Oaks. One cross street is Colorado Boulevard and Avenue 64.]
Physical Description: [Unprinted negatives.]
Box 1, Item 82-83

Cazaurang 12571: Tract housing, undated

Note

["See Cheviotdale Tract." Inclusive streets: Anita Drive, Glen Arbor, Malcolm Drive, Melrose. Glen Arbor to Glen Oaks. One cross street is Colorado Boulevard and Avenue 64.]
Physical Description: [Unprinted negatives.]
Box 1, Item 84-96

"Side Hill": Residences, undated

Box 1, Item 97-113

"Side Hill. View Park": Houses, ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [Numbers 112-113 negative only. Number 113: image is obscured.]
Box 1, Item 114-124

Winston Wash: Views, undated

Box 1, Item 125-139

Miscellaneous: Riverbed views, undated

Physical Description: [Prints only.]
Box 1, Item 140-141

Miscellaneous: Hollywood Riviera tract map, undated

Physical Description: [Negatives only.]
Box 2

Negatives

Access

Advance arrangements for viewing the negatives must be made with the Curator of Photographs.