2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTURES
Whitley Mansion in Van Nuys - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Mike Praiswater 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
1937 Packard Limousine - Praiswater Funeral Home Van Nuys, California - Gift to The Museum from Mike Praiswater 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
At present it isn't know when the Praiswater family became the owners of the old Whitley estate, but the mansion stood well into the 1950s.
Present location of the Angel Praiswater Funeral Home on Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys. Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010
Special thanks to Dennis Parcells who secured these historic photographs of early Van Nuys for The Museum.