Sunday, December 30, 2007
1036 South Bonnie Brae Street Residence
1896 – Merithew and Haley
1036 South Bonnie Brae Street – map
At least one neighbor was tremendously suspicious of my taking a few pictures of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 99, this French Chateauesque house on Bonnie Brae just south of Olympic. If he’s reading this, I should confess I’m not a photographer for Architectural Digest.
Not a whole lot to write about this one. City records show it’s still a single-family residence, and from all appearances, it looks as thought they’re doing a pretty good job keeping up the place.
An 1894 L.A. Times article talked a bit about Wesley Clark and E. P. Bryan announcing a new tract of 84 lots, 50 x 150 feet each, lying within the boundaries of 9th Street (James M. Wood Boulevard) and 10th Street (Olympic Boulevard) and Burlington Avenue and Alvarado Street. 9th Street lots were being offered at $1000 each, while corner lots went for $1,250. While HCM No. 99 lies just to the south of this tract, it’s worth noting the Times claiming the area outpaced even the “hitherto incomparable Adams street” in terms of “fine houses and sumptuously fitted up grounds”.
“South Bonnie Brae” Los Angeles Times; Jan 26, 1894, p. 6
Up next: General Douglas MacArthur Park