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View towards three beach houses in the Rancho Malibu la Costa development, Malibu, circa 1927
Bartlett, Adelbert, 1887-1966 (photographer)
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Bartlett (Adelbert) Papers
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View facing south-east from slope with dirt road towards four houses on the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Highway in the Rancho Malibu la Costa development on the Malibu coast. A billboard is visible on the beach. The last building visible in the far distance on the left is the Las Flores Inn at the intersection of the Pacific Coast Highway and Las Flores Canyon Road.
Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit was a 13,316-acre Spanish land grant given by Spanish Governor José Joaquín de Arrillaga in 1804 to José Bartolomé Tapia. In 1892 Frederick Hastings Rindge and May Knight Rindge, purchased the rancho. In 1926, the Marblehead Land Company, formed by May Knight Rindge, made a $6 million deal with Harold G. Ferguson to develop the La Costa area (between Las Flores Canyon and Carbon Canyon), but that deal fell apart when Ferguson was sentenced to jail for securities fraud in 1931. Ferguson laid out the development with street names as they remain today: Rambla Vista, Paseo Serra, etc. It took until the mid 1930's for development of the area to begin in earnest.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
1 photographic negative
No linguistic content
Beaches -- California -- Malibu
Housing developments -- California -- Malibu
California Highway 1 (Calif.)
Rancho Malibu la Costa (Malibu, Calif.)
Adelbert Bartlett Papers. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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