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Creating advocates for history through the stories of greater Los Angeles.

Staff Spotlight: Stephanie George

Saying that Stephanie George is passionate about local history is a gross understatement. She lives and breathes for history! Stephanie recently joined the Homestead’s staff as a part-time Collections Assistant. … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry 60th Anniversary Art Contest Elementary School Submissions

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In addition to the winning entry by Arthur Lin of Wedgeworth Elementary in the elementary school division of the City of Industry 60th Anniversary Art Contest, … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Through the Viewfinder: Northwest from Broadway and 6th, Los Angeles, 1910s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Today’s “Through the Viewfinder” entry is a negative from the Homestead’s collection that shows a nice panoramic view looking northwest from about the intersection of Broadway … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Milton Kauffman, Temple Estate Business Manager and Housing Mogul

by Paul R. Spitzzeri At today’s second in a series of three lectures this year on themes related to the First World War, journalist Edmon Rodman shared the extraordinary story … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

No Place Like Home: La Casa Nueva in Construction, ca. 1924, #3

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Here is another photograph, probably taken by Thomas W. Temple II, eldest child in his family, of the home the Temples built between 1922 and 1927. … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Greater Los Angeles and the World’s Fair of 1893

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This morning, the Homestead’s Book Club met to talk about Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, a non-fiction novel revolving around the World’s Fair of 1893 … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

All Over the Map: Baist’s Real Estate Atlas of Los Angeles, South Park (South Los Angeles), 1914

by Paul R. Spitzzeri They’re hard to find, but incredibly detailed, so the Homestead is fortunate to have a few plates from a couple editions of Baist’s Real Estate Atlas … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment