The Homestead Blog

Games People Play: CIF Southern Section Basketball Championships, 1910s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Last night, I braved considerable traffic to drive down to the Galen Center at U.S.C. and watch the semifinal games of the California Interscholastic Foundation Southern … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Temple and Workman Bank Assignment, February 1876

by Paul R. Spitzzeri After the shock of the Temple and Workman bank inventory and the obvious result of the creditors’ meeting being that the bank would not be thrown into … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lewis G. Green: A Pioneer of the Black Community of Los Angeles, 1850s-1880s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Some twenty years or so ago, I and a colleague were at the Seaver Center for Western History Research looking at materials relating to the Workman … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

La La Landscapes: Rancho Santa Anita, late 1870s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Rancho Santa Anita, encompassing Arcadia and surrounding areas, was one of many ranches in the Mission San Gabriel’s domain from the 1770s to the 1830s, when … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Temple and Workman Bank Creditors Meeting, February 1876, Part Two

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Continuing from yesterday’s post about a meeting of some 125 persons comprising creditors of the failed Temple and Workman bank at the Los Angeles County Courthouse … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Temple and Workman Bank Creditors Meeting, February 1876, Part One

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Once the inventory of the Temple and Workman bank and its owners, F.P.F. Temple and William Workman, was released on 4 February 1876 to a shocked … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inventory of the Temple and Workman Bank, February 1876, Part Three

by Paul R. Spitzzeri With the release of the inventory of the Temple and Workman bank taking place on the morning of 4 February 1876, each of the three daily … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment