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Lost L.A.: For these horses, a room with a view

June 5, 2010 |  6:00 am


At a time when cars were replacing horses and Southern California's stables were being converted to garages, Capt. William Sanford Banning never lost his love for his four-hoofed friends. As Sam Watters writes in his latest Lost. L.A. column:

Middle-class horses bunked in barns, but Banning mounts lived in a manor ... a veritable Monticello, a shingle-roofed, vine-covered stable with column and pediment windows.

Find out the fate of Banning's stables by reading Watters' column. And for more Lost L.A., a look at Southern California social history as told through a home, garden or decor that is no more, click to our Lost L.A. archive.

-- Craig Nakano

Photo credit: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens