Tag Archives: Echo Park

Sept. 23, 1907: Rev. J.L. Griffin Baptizes 5 in Echo Park Lake

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 23, 1907 Los Angeles A crowd of 2,000—the faithful and the doubters—gathered at Echo Park Lake as black evangelist the Rev. J.L. Griffin prepared to baptize five believers in the cold … Continue reading

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Architectural Rambling on Lemoyne Street in Echo Park

Above: 1548 Lemoyne St. via Google Street View. A vendor has posted photos of 1548 Lemoyne St. in Echo Park on EBay. Personally, I prefer the way it looked in 1911. Bidding starts at $12.99.

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Found on EBay

  This is even better than the Pacific Electric detective badge: An envelope addressed to my old friend Victor Segno! Segno was an early 20th century mentalist who conned people into sending him $1 a month in exchange for a … Continue reading

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Victor Segno–man of mystery

  Aha! EBay has  another envelope addressed to A. Victor Segno of the Segno Success Club, 701 N. Belmont. Segno, author of such books as "The Law of Mentalism," "How to Be Happy Though Married" and "How to Have Beautiful … Continue reading

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