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1880s

Photo courtesy Calvin Fleming on Flickr

MacArthur Park

This park near downtown went from a mudhole, to a tony recreation spot, to a vibrant place of music, art, and community.
Photo by Marco Antonio Garcia

Phillips House

One of the most ornate homes in Angelino Heights, this 1887 house on a prominent corner lot feature extravagant decoration all sides.
Photo by Annie Laskey/Los Angeles Conservancy

Pinney House

Built for industrialist Henry Pinney and occupied by his son until 1980, this home features fish-scale shingles, intricate fretwork, and enclosed eaves with decorative brackets, which were typical of the period.
Rancho Los Amigos and power plant structure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Rancho Los Amigos

The former County Poor Farm, now abandoned, provides a rare glimpse into the early history of Los Angeles.
Photo by Marco Antonio Garcia

Scheerer House

This small Queen Anne-style cottage is a 'plan book" house, build from a kit ordered from a catalog. Though modest, it has many of the same decorative touches as its neighbors.
Photo by Annie Laskey

Sessions House

This remarkable home was designed by architect Joseph Cather Newsom. Built in 1889, it features complex textures and shapes, as well as a pair of carved bearded dogs guarding the front steps.

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