Two of our cottages in the Village date back to 1914 - the same year that WWI started and Babe Ruth made his first appearance in the majors.
348 Dahlia Place is now tucked away behind some apartments and is perched over Bayside Dr. It was located near the first building in Corona del Mar, the Hotel Del Mar and may have been one of two cottages built for the staff.
A block away is 214 Dahlia Ave. which is listed as a 1914 house but according to an interview a few years ago with the owner, it was actually built much earlier and moved from an Irvine bean farm to its current location. He said that he has a photo of it from 1910 when it was a barn in Irvine (we desperately need a copy of this photo!) but that it may be much older.