Rediscovering Los Angeles — A Home on Flower Street

Feb. 10, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

Feb. 10, 1936: Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit Miss Abegale Stark, 72, who lives in the back of a house built for her father in the 1880s. She says the family came to California in a covered wagon in 1860 and they originally had a ranch in Newhall but “the big fires on the range one year in the ’70s drove us out.”

The home was originally on a 110-foot by 165-foot lot with fruit trees, but she sold off bits of it over the years and by 1936 was renting out the front to a locksmith and a shoeshine man.

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Flower between 7th and 8th Streets, via Google Street View.

Feb. 10, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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