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Title
Famed Hart ranch saved
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Pictured is 'La Loma de los Vientos,' former home to silent film actor William S. Hart. Upon his death in 1946, Hart donated the home and the surrounding land to Los Angeles County to be used as a park and museum. The property is now known as the William S. Hart Ranch and Museum and is located at 24151 Newhall Avenue in Newhall.
Photograph caption dated July 15, 1957 reads "This is castle-like, $1,500,000 William S. Hart ranchhouse which overlooks town of Newhall. Billowing flames leaped by house and burned to edge of town before fire was stopped. Every blade of grass on ranch was blackened, leaving only adobe house and a few trees standing. Fence leading to barn and roof on patio were burned during height of blaze." See images 00154666 through 00154671 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 21 cm.
Identifier
00154666
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d058_f15_i27
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/127719
Subject
Hart, William S.--(William Surrey),--1864-1946--Homes and haunts. William S. Hart Ranch and Museum (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
Ranch houses
Historic house museums
Adobe buildings
Dwellings
Fires
Smoke
Trees
Newhall (Calif.)
Santa Clarita (Calif.)
Time Period
1951-1960

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