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Architectural Rambling -- Ray Watt

July 11, 2009 | 10:00 am

Oct. 27, 1963, Ray Watt

Oct. 10, 1963: The Times' real estate section features an 80-acre tract on Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance being developed by Ray Watt, who died July 7.

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Oct. 27, 1963, Ray Watt

The condo development was called New Horizons--South Bay and was praised by Times Real Estate Editor Tom Cameron for a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse and recreation building, a nine-hole golf course, putting green and swimming pool. Cameron also noted that the project had underground utilities and a wall around the perimeter that eliminated "interior streets, which makes the community completely pedestrian-oriented."

But it wasn't for everybody: "Residence is limited to families in which one spouse must be 35 years old or more or to single persons that age or above. No children under 18 years of age may be permanent residents."