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Old Posted Jun 21, 2011, 1:28 AM
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^^^Excellent post Beaudry! I cringed at the great loss at Ninth & Hope. -so sad.

below: The mansion of Secondo Guasti at 3500 West Adams Street as it appeared in 1910.

usc digital archive

below: A view of the exquisite interior.


below: After Guasti...the mansion was owned by none other than Busby Berkeley.
Luckily the mansion survives to this day albiet with a parking lot instead of a front lawn.


below: Another view when the front lawn was NOT a parking lot.

unknown/perhaps LAPL

below: A contemporary aerial view from google street views. A 'spiritual' group now owns the property.


below: One last view from google street views showing the mansion behind the parking lot on it's front lawn.

google street view

Let me insert that Busby Berkeley GIF again.
Mr. Berkeley was known to throw legendary parties at this address in the 1930s.


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