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May 3, 2008 |  6:34 am


May 3, 1908


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Look what I found! Another 100-year-old home, as shown on Google maps street view:


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According to The Times, the Los Angeles Investment Co. developed a portion of what was known as the College Tract. The development consisted of 80 acres divided into 450 lots. The Times gave the boundaries as Gramercy, 48th Street, Wilton Place and Arlington Avenue, which don't form a rectangle, unfortunately. Houses ranged from modest bungalows to large, two-story homes. Home buyers were given two years' use of adjoining lots, which the company left vacant, The Times said. The builders also created small, landscaped parks throughout the development.

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