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Old Posted Jun 25, 2012, 8:46 PM
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The 23-room 'Villa Madama' built for Capt. Allan Hancock's widow, Ida, on the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont Avenue in 1909.
Sadly, it was demolished in 1938.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/2378140525/







below: The 'Villa Madama' fronting Wilshire Boulevard with Vermont Avenue in the foreground.
In the center of the photograph is the Villa Florist, a small flower shop.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/D...wdate=&hidate=




below: A rare vintage photograph of the Music Salon.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansas_...an/5398378269/

Wouldn't it be great if we could go back in time and tour this wonderful mansion before it was destroyed in 1938.









Guess what....it's possible!! Rooms from the 'Villa Madama' were meticulously saved before the wrecking ball arrived at Wilshire and Vermont.

This is the Music Salon....compare it to the vintage photograph above.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/2378140525/







http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/2378140525/








http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...al-museum.html




These exquisite rooms are preserved at the Allan Hancock Foundation Building at USC. (below)


http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...al-museum.html






...one last photo.


http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...al-museum.html

To be honest, I didn't know these rooms existed until today.




Special thanks to Floyd B. Bariscale....you're one of the best!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/2378140525/

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