Category Archives: Hancock Park

Aloha on Rimpau – A Hawaiian Hero in Hancock Park

He is still the most famous of all Hawaiians, a superb athlete revered today as the “Father of Modern Surfing.” Yet Duke P. Kahanamoku’s legacy goes well beyond Olympic Gold medals and the host of other honors heaped upon him … Continue reading

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Bertram’s Last Drive – The Arlington Hotel Tragedy

Just after lunch on Sunday June 28, 1925, Bertram Deane Hancock jumped behind the wheel of his shiny roadster and turned out of the driveway of the family home at 3189 Wilshire Boulevard, no doubt waving a cheerful goodbye to … Continue reading

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Jack Lives On! – An Original Jack Donovan “Stars” in L.A. Confidential

As anyone who has been following my recent posts on Jack Donovan knows, his amazing life intermingled both the worlds of architecture and the movies. Jack’s highly attuned sense of theatricality is readily apparent in his home designs, which were exuberant, … Continue reading

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The Bizarre Saga of 410 North Rossmore Avenue

In Hancock Park the section of Rossmore Avenue between Beverly Boulevard and Melrose Avenue is known as the Hancock Park Apartment Corridor owing to the cluster of apartment houses/condominiums lining the thoroughfare that range from the rather modest to the … Continue reading

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