The Sherman Library recently came across a collection of photos taken of different houses throughout the Village in 1979. Many of them are gone now, but a few caught my eye as interesting photos of houses that have survived today. Pictured above is
427 Fernleaf, built in 1944, which is definitely one of CdM’s most unique homes.
The current owner bought it in 1958 and in 1969 (ten years before this photo was taken) took the gingerbread pieces off a Victorian house (built in 1870) that they were tearing down in Santa Ana and designed and built the Victorian house it is today.
706 Avocado, built in 1961, was very different looking in 1979 but is clearly recognizable. You can also see part of 708 Avocado, which has survived and was recently sold. 704 has been torn down.
413 Poppy, built in 1956, has survived and is a great example of a cottage. 415, listed as being built in 1947, has survived although it had a different look in 1979.
The portion of the deck that wrapped around on the Poppy side of 415 was removed and those large windows/doors were replaced.