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February 2021

My Garden with flowering San Pedro Cactus.

LA River after the rain.

Long Beach neighborhood, south of Wardlow, east of the river.

Watson Industrial Center.

Los Cerritos, swank neighborhood in Long Beach.

Birding at LA River. Kestrel, pelicans, egrets, herons, black-sided stilt, cinnamon teals and more.

Harvard Heights. “Harvard Heights HPOZ is predominantly characterized by two-story Craftsman-style residences built from 1902 to 1908. The large and somewhat grand scale of architecture is due to a land covenant that stipulated that houses built within the tract cost more than $2,500, a substantial sum at the turn of the century.”

La Fayette Square. “Lafayette Square was the last and greatest of banker George L. Crenshaw’s ten residential developments in the city of Los Angeles. Since Crenshaw wanted this development to have a European flair it was designed as an elegant residential park centered on St. Charles Place, a broad palm-lined avenue with a landscaped median. Early residents of Lafayette Square included the founder of Pepperdine University, George Pepperdine, actors W.C. Fields and Fatty Arbuckle, art collector Norton Simon, boxer Joe Louis, and the Crenshaw family. Houses in Lafayette Square reflect residential styles popular during the 1910s and 1920s such as Craftsman, Italianate, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival. Several houses, such as architect Paul Williams’ own home, were designed in the Modern style, exemplifying an important trend in Los Angeles’ architectural development.”

Occidental College, featuring tribute to alumni Barack Obama’s first political speech. Eagle Rock neighborhoods, visit with Aunt Marie.

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