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Old Posted Jun 9, 2010, 8:42 PM
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Victoriana Then and Now

The southwest corner of Adams and Monmouth "then"...

and now:
Google Street View
At least it still stands....

The 800 block of South Bonnie Brae "then"...

and now:
Google Street View

Probably the most famous Victorian in L.A., certainly the most photographed, is the Mooers house at 818 S. Bonnie Brae. Apparently Mr. Mooers was a raving dipsomaniac. I imagine noirish-Victorian strife at 818 during his family's tenancy--angled, heavily shadowed shots of Mooers bellowing from the top of the stairs, that sort of thing. (I'd like to think that the palm seedlings in front are those grown tall in the "now" shot. And notice the similarity of the low wall at the sidewalk to that of the house on Adams.)

Daniel Soderberg

Not apparent in the modern street scene is the semi-onion-domed house next door to the Mooerses (somewhat reminiscent of the Santa Fe station downtown):

Daniel Soderberg

AND... I'd like to direct your attention to two excellent pages I found in my perambulations. They are parts 1 and 2 of a Swedish family's history, which includes their life in 1920s and later Los Angeles, with pictures (some of their L.A. life is in in part 1; the bulk of it is in part 2). Well worth the time.

Part 1:; Part 2:

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