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Lost L.A.: A wee bit of Scotland in Exposition Park

June 4, 2011 |  5:59 am


The 1921 photo shows Exposition Park in L.A., unrecognizable from the architectural mishmash that stands there today. Why the thatched-roof Scottish cottage, with its “gentle shepherd” welcoming visitors to join in song and dance the Highland Fling? Why the ducklings, the pigs, the chickens and the Guernsey calves, all in the heart of what today is urban L.A.?

Sam Watters has the answer in the latest installment of Lost L.A., our monthly look at the homes and gardens of times past seen through the eyes of contemporary California.

Photo: Museum Archives, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


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