Last night I left you hanging. Who was the winner of this FREE BUNGALOW in the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest?
On the front page of the Los Angeles Herald on July 2nd the winners were announced. Jennie Van Allen, the nominee for the American Woman’s League, was announced as the winner! How exciting for the American Woman’s League, they now had a temporary chapter house. Remember you can click on any image to enlarge.
A July 10th meeting synopsis announces that Miss Jennie Van Allen has transferred all prizes over to the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Woman’s League. Not only did they win the bungalow but they won a piano, a lot in Brawley and a diamond ring!
Every ‘chapter house’ needs a piano! As a music major and a Gamma Phi Beta alum I can see the need for a piano 🙂
In August the women of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Woman’s League held a reception and christened their new chapter house! How exciting that must have been. The Los Angeles chapter was the largest in the country at the time with 540 members. A fairly new chapter but a very dedicated and committed group of women. Is it any wonder they won the bungalow?
1832 W. 49th Str Los Angeles California, the former American Women’s League Chapter House. I wonder if the current homeowners know the history of this house?
The PRIZE bungalow was built by Los Angeles Investment Company in 1910. The supervising architect for LA Investment Company was Ernest McConnell. I’ve been researching this company off and on for the past few years. I’ve spent countless hours on virtual tours locating their homes. I hope that one day I can visit LA. Who wants to go?
Their bungalow designs have been used by quite a few kit home companies. They did not sell kit homes but they built thousands of homes in Los Angeles in the 1910’s.
The 1910 catalog image of the 302F was the house that was built for the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest!
Los Angeles Investment 1910 302F Interior
Los Angeles Investment 1912 302F Interior View, looks like they have moved in!
One mystery revealed! Now, mystery number two…what kit home company would use this pattern four years later to sell kit homes?
The Lewis Company of bay City Michigan published a catalog of precut homes in 1913. In 1914 they would offer a model called the SAN PEDRO. Does it look familiar? San Pedro…get it?
I would like to thank Dale Wolicki for sharing the 1914 Lewis San Pedro.
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