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The Resource S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California

S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California

Label
S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California
Title
S.H. Woodruff, community developer
Title remainder
Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California
Title variation
Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs (20 x 25 cm) from the 1920s, documenting the development of Hollywoodland, a 500-acre subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles, California, and the seaside town of Dana Point, California.
Biographical or historical data
Real estate developer and builder.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The subdivision, known as the Sherman and Clark Ranch, was developed in 1923 by a real estate syndicate which included Sidney H. Woodruff, Eli P. Clark, the original landowner, Harry Chandler, Gen. M.H. Sherman, and Tracy E. Shoultz. The 19 photographs of Hollywoodland depict the gated entrance, the original Hollywoodland Tract Office at 2690 Beachwood Drive, and the new streets, stairs, and retaining walls winding through the hills. Many of the homes were designed by architect John DeLario, in the French Normandy, English Tudor, and Mediterranean and Spanish revival styles. Several of the photos also reveal the original Hollywoodland sign mounted against the hills, which eventually became the iconic Hollywood sign still visible today. Other photos highlight architectural details of the stucco and stone houses, such as archways, wooden balconies, courtyards, and tiled fountains. There is one interior shot of a living room, with wooden ceiling beams, majestic fireplace with tall painted chimney, and elaborately carved wooden chairs. Automobiles of the period sit prominently in front of many of the houses. Lake Hollywood is visible in the distance. Six photographs depict commercial buildings in Santa Barbara, featuring real estate offices of James R.H. Wagner at 6 E. Carillo St., A.B. Watkins Real Estate, Clarence C. Knight Realtor, Johnston Cafeteria, Brown Du Mars Confectionery, and Lamb Auto Electric Company. Five photos depict the Palos Verdes Golf Club, designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and built by William Bell in 1924, two of which feature the bridge to the number two green. Seven photos of Monaco are included in the album, as Woodruff tried to model Dana Point after buildings along the French and Italian Riviera. The remaining 22 photographs document the development of Dana Point, in Orange County, California. The Dana Point Syndicate, with S.H. Woodruff as head, purchased 1400 acres of coastal property in 1926, and began selling tracts in 1927. By 1928, houses had started to appear. Although the Dana Point Inn was projected to be the cornerstone of the development, it was never built, due to the 1929 stock market crash. Photographs highlight the beautiful Dana Point harbor in a secluded cove, the majestic bluffs rising along the Pacific coast, and homes on the rocky cliffs. There are two photos of the Blue Lantern Fountain Cafe at 34091Pacific Coast Highway, a service station and lunchroom (nos. 42 and 56); a photo of the Blue Lantern Gazebo (no. 57) (probably built around 1926, about the same time as the Blue Lantern Fountain Lunch building), surrounded by striped bathing tents , and offering visitors spectacular views of the coastline and ocean; a view of the Dana Point Tract Office with sign bearing Woodruff's name; and a photo of the Scenic Inn (no. 46), on the beach at the foot of the Dana Point bluffs, where prospective buyers would enjoy lunch and a sales pitch to purchase property. In some photos, swimmers and sunbathers sit on the beach under umbrellas, or stroll the 304-foot wooden "pleasure pier" constructed in 1926, sail, or fish. Shots of a yacht racing in the bay, and a group of yachtsmen, in nautical dress, gathered above on the bluff to receive their trophies, point to the opportunities for boating and yachting available to residents of Dana Point. Also included is a rendering by Los Angeles architect, Gordon B. Kaufmann, of the proposed hotel and villas at Dana Point which were never built. The album concludes with two views of an avocado orchard
Technique
not applicable
Label
S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c81n82bq/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Range of dates from known dates of Hollywoodland and Dana Point developments
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, possibly stock numbers
  • Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with three-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title
  • For additional information, consult "Collection of Material Related to Hollywood, California, and Dana Point, California, 1929" (Collection 1527) in UCLA Library Special Collections. See also the "Dana Point Syndicate records of S.H. Woodruff, 1911-1930 (bulk 1920-1930)" (Collection MS-R060) in Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine; and the "Woodruff Collection," with over 300 documents and photographs, at the Dana Point Historical Society
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 29 cm (albums)
Extent
1 album (62 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Album has been disbound; photographs, which have been numbered, are housed individually in mylar sleeves; album covers and photographs, in original order, are laid in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Formerly part of Collection of Material Related to Hollywood, California, and Dana Point, California, 1929 (Collection 1527).
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828932882
  • ucoclc828932882
Label
S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c81n82bq/
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Range of dates from known dates of Hollywoodland and Dana Point developments
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, possibly stock numbers
  • Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with three-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title
  • For additional information, consult "Collection of Material Related to Hollywood, California, and Dana Point, California, 1929" (Collection 1527) in UCLA Library Special Collections. See also the "Dana Point Syndicate records of S.H. Woodruff, 1911-1930 (bulk 1920-1930)" (Collection MS-R060) in Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine; and the "Woodruff Collection," with over 300 documents and photographs, at the Dana Point Historical Society
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 29 cm (albums)
Extent
1 album (62 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Album has been disbound; photographs, which have been numbered, are housed individually in mylar sleeves; album covers and photographs, in original order, are laid in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Formerly part of Collection of Material Related to Hollywood, California, and Dana Point, California, 1929 (Collection 1527).
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828932882
  • ucoclc828932882

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