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Old Posted Aug 1, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Mesmer City

from the l.a. times

There's the mysterious "Mesmer City," shown in 1924 as prosperously thriving between Culver City and Mar Vista. It turns out the detailed map was a subdivision promoter's dreamy depiction of what life could be like at homesites "in the direction of Los Angeles' growth toward the ocean."

That growth eventually arrived, but Mesmer City didn't.

it was a pipe dream of the geo a. bray co., a city adjacent to culver city.

there is not a lot of information, (at least that i can find), giving all the details about mesmer city, and it's eventual fade from memory, but there is this 1924 informational map and brochure put out by the geo a. bray co.

Source: LAPL Map Collection

Source: LAPL Map Collection
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