House sitting between two canals, Venice, California, circa early 1900s

House sitting between two canals, Venice, California, circa early 1900sI can’t imagine there were any other houses in Los Angeles that sat at the intersection of two canals. I don’t have a date for this one, but Abbot Kinney’s “Venice of America” opened in 1905, so around then or a little bit later, perhaps. But imagine how peace it must have been to live in house like that, far from the bustle of LA—even 1910s LA!

In the 1925 map below, I’d put this house near number 10 near the middle top of the map.

Map of Venice California Canals, 1925

 

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3 Responses to House sitting between two canals, Venice, California, circa early 1900s

  1. Why did they get rid of this part of the canals?

    • I suspect it was a number of reasons, but probably the main one was an increase in population, and therefore traffic, and therefore they were more useful as roads rather than canals. Also there was a mosquito problem that probably contributed to a malaria outbreak in the 1920s.