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Title
Spanish style house with signs in front advertising Rancho Malibu la Costa, Malibu, circa 1927
Contributor
Ferguson, Harold G. (subject)
Bartlett, Adelbert, 1887-1966 (photographer)
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Bartlett (Adelbert) Papers
Rights Information
copyrighted
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Description
34.039617
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.
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Exterior view of Spanish style house with two signs in front advertising a housing development called Rancho Malibu la Costa. Sign on left reads: "Rancho Malibu la Costa, secluded, exclusive, private beach." Sign on right reads: "Rancho Malibu la Costa, Ferguson..."
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Type
image
Format
1 photographic negative
Identifier
edu.ucla.library.specialCollections.bartlett:1099
uclamss_1300_1108
ark:/21198/zz002bfdhm
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Rancho Malibu la Costa (Malibu, Calif.)
Housing developments -- California -- Malibu
Place
California
Malibu
Relation
Adelbert Bartlett Papers. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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