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Angelo Bessolo residence, Eagle Rock
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1914]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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For three months in 1920 Mr. & Mrs. Bessolo offered their spacious three-story home for Sunday mass. Eventually, a parish was built which became St. Dominic's parish, located a few blocks away on the corner of Maywood and Merton avenues.; Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge, which contains an indentation that casts a vaguely bird-shaped shadow on the rock at certain times of day. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community with grand Victorian farmhouses and many exquisite Craftsman homes in charming neighborhoods. It became an independent city in 1906 and was incorporated in 1911; it also became home to Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, in 1914. Several streets in Eagle Rock are lined with historic and architecturally significant homes done in the Colonial revival, English Tudor, Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Spanish/Mission style.
Exterior view of Angelo Bessolo's Mediterranean style mansion located in Eagle Rock. The front of the home has a very large multi-tiered terrace with numerous lemon trees in their early sapling stage.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Eagle Rock-Residences-Bessolo, Angelo; A-003-965 4x5
Architecture, Domestic--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences
Fruit trees--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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