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Old Posted Jul 7, 2014, 6:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lwize View Post

This aerial was noted as "1928" in the Westwood book, but it already shows the Emerson school, so it's probably 1938:


The property was purchased in 1923 where John Wolfskill (Wolfskill Farm) had built a home in 1913, before selling 3,000+ acres in 1919 for the development of Westwood.
I'm going to guess the frat house on the Sanborn map is Wolfskill's 1913 home.
That would be a great guess! That's a great photo, too.

From Fabulous Boulevard by Ralph Hancock (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1949):

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Actually, the house was next to the SE corner of the junior high campus, Wolfskill never really moved into the new house, and his widow died over two years later on January 4, 1916, but whatever.

John Wolfskill died December 14, 1913:

Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1913

Well, the new house wasn't exactly in Beverly Hills, but whatever.

From Arthur Letts by William H. B. Kilner (Los Angeles, Young & McCallister, 1927):

HathiTrust --;seq=265
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