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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Miracle of miracles, this house at 1233 S. Bonnie Brae is still standing.

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Here's an image from Google's street view. Someone in the last century has tinkered with the porch and we have a non-period satellite dish, but by golly it's still there and that makes me a happy man. The Times doesn't say too much about Adrian Loeb except to note his name in half a dozen society columns. He was apparently a produce executive in early Los Angeles. I have the notion that I visited this neighborhood for an Architectural Rambling when I was working on the 1947project, but I can't find the post. The architect, who used the names Cooper Corbett, B. Cooper Corbett and Benjamin Cooper Corbett, flourished in Los Angeles from about 1900 to 1915 and designed many homes in the West Adams district.

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Per Property Shark this 3742 sq.ft. House on a 5595 sq.ft. lot was purchased on 11/21/06 for $800,000. Zillow estimates value at $632,500. Obviously age and character has little to do with the ravages of the housing market.

Larry,

Do you have photos of the old West Adams neighborhood before it was destroyed for the 10 Freeway? I heard that it rivaled Hancock Park, but because it was predominately black, mansions were knocked down.


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