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Old Posted Feb 6, 2019, 5:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post
Anyone (esp Hoss) have any idea of the whereabouts of this house? The image is from a short called "Hollywood Snapshots"-- supposedly the home of silent comedian Sid Smith. Smith is in some sources noted a living "above Los Feliz" but those references are from after the film was made in early 1922. Smith was pretty big but died in 1928 after drinking bad hooch.

GW, I think your house is 503 S. St. Andrews Place. Comparing the photo above with the one below, the house has been
painted and the palm trees near the sidewalk have grown, but the shape and details of the house look the same:


503 S. St. Andrews even has that little roundish room on its NE corner:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge View Post

1921 Sanborn Map with north on the left . . . the empty lot to the right of 521 will be filled by 525-527 S. St. Andrews
(building permit dated 10/6/21; demo permit dated 3/1/86). On the corner, 503 was built in 1913 and stood until 1960
or 1961 (its replacement is now designated 4254 W. 5th). The BP for 509 is dated September 24, 1912:

ProQuest via LAPL

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