CHERISHING OUR VALLEY 2012
Special thanks to Gary Fredburg, Director of Acquisitions for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, for the gift of these two important photographs taken in 1922.
Caption: "Home at Circle Drive on the way from Lankershim to Van Nuys.
Roses everywhere. May 1922." (click on image to enlarge it.)
Comment by Richard Hilton: "Circle drive is where Chandler curves around onto Van Nuys Boulevard. Just north of that was the Whitley mansion which I think this is, but the connundrum it had already been sold to someone else and they were selling it in April, 1922. The elevation of the blog photo is exactly the Whitley mansion, but the windows on the second story, even though close, have been modified from the original look as built. The driveway seen in your photo, is the lefthand section of the circle drive which was in front of the house."
The house above has been identified as the The Whitley House in Van Nuys.
Caption: "Los Angeles Aqueduct near Saugus. July 27, 1922"