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Along the Coast Highway 1936

Travellers up and down the Coast Highway in the mid-1930’s were highly encouraged to stop and take a look at the unusual home of Mr. R.H. Stiles (how could they not?!), which was made, it is said, from “David Copperfield’s boat,” … Continue reading

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Our Own Easter Island? The Mysterious Stone Towers of Early Hollywood

But of course we tore ours down… This photograph was originally published in the April 1907 issue of The Architect and Engineer of California and claims to show one of eighteen towers erected throughout Hollywood by T.A. Mc Murtrie using … Continue reading

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