The Shatto house, 1213 Valencia at Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, late 1890s

The Shatto house, 1213 Valencia at Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, late 1890sI know the upkeep must have been onerous and the dusting never-ending, but what a shame we no longer have many houses like this one. This was known as the Shatto house after George Shatto, who made a fortune in mining, then bought Catalina Island in 1887, then built this house in 1890, then lost his investment, and then died in a railroad accident in 1893. One heck of a life by an measure, but he did leave behind this magnificent home, which stood west of what is now MacArthur Park at Wilshire and Orange.

The Shatto house, 1213 Valencia at Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, late 1890s The Shatto house, 1213 Valencia at Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, late 1890s

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