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Highland Park

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2006 - 2017.

Highland Park, adjacent to the historic Arroyo Seco (Pasadena Freeway) is historic in its own right. Besides many wonderful old homes and other buildngs, it contains theSouthwest Museum, the first museum in Los Angeles, and the home of Charles Fletcher Lummis who help popularize the wonders of Southern California.

In 1784, Jose Maria Verdugo was granted over 36,000 acres including the Lower Arroyo Seco. Most of the land was sold to Andrew Glassell and Alfred C. Chapman in the 1860s following several bad years. The land was divided into 31 parcels, one of which was purchased by George W. Morgan, Jesse Hunter, and Albert H. Judson in 1885 and was developed into Highland Park and Hunter-Highland View and later recombined into Highland Park. Highland Park joined Los Angeles in 1895, interurban rail improved access, and became a community of educators and artists. Highland Park began a decline in the 1960s but has recently begun to preserve its history.

Los Angeles Conservancy offers a walking tour of Highland Park on a regular schedule. See their web site.

Highland Park as seen from the Southwest Museum.

Gold Line and Casa Adobe as seen from the Southwest Museum.
Ziegler Estate, 1904. (2)
5,130 square feet. Queen Anne-Craftsman
Now a nonprofit child-care (2002)
4601 North Figueroa Street.

Hiner House (7)
4757 North Figueroa Street

A section of Highland Park has elevated sidewalks and grand stairways.

Sycamore Terrace was developed in the 1890s and 1910s as a collection of Craftsman bungalows.
Bent Spaulding, 1896. (2)
4925 Sycamore Terrace.

Another house in the process of being restored.
Tustin House, 1912. (5)
4973 Sycamore Terrace.

Herivel House, 1912. (6)
4979 Sycamore Terrace.

Johnson House, 1910. (7)
4985 Sycamore Terrace.

Occidental College, 1887. (9)
The only original buildngs remaining is the Hall of Letters on Avenue 50.

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