Top: The back of Wallace and Dorothy Reid’s home at 8327 DeLongpre Ave. as it would appear from a tour bus on the Sunset Strip. The house was built in 1920 as part of the Hacienda Park development. Bottom: The house was torn down by the 1960s and replaced with the Thunderbird Motel, which billed itself as “the first motel on the Sunset Strip.” It’s the Standard Hotel, 8300 Sunset, today.
The 9100 block of Sunset Blvd. looking west into Beverly Hills
The top photo was probably taken in the early 1930s. The building on the left with the pan tile roof would later house the Cock ‘N Bull Restaurant, at 9170 Sunset Blvd. Hornburg Jaguar at 9176 Sunset Blvd. occupies the space today.
Top: The Garden of Allah which occupied a 3.5 acre site on the Sunset Strip between Crescent Heights and Havenhurst Avenue, as it appeared in 1935. Bottom: The Garden was bulldozed in 1959 to make way for the 1960s-style shopping center that is there now. It was a blight on the landscape the minute it was completed, and remains one today.
The Garden of Allah Hotel was located at 8152 Sunset Blvd. [map].