Palos Verdes Bulletin, May 1925
PALOS VERDES BULLETIN
Published by Palos Verdes Homes Association
and San Pedro are at last to be connected with a good road along the beautiful
of this long-desired
highway will commence within the next sixty days,
to an announcement
11. E. Bene-
dict, New York manager for Mr. Frank A. Vanderlip, one of the chief owners of the Palos Verdes Syndicate.
The course of the new road will follow the
lines laid out by Olmsted
and Chas. H.
Cheney in their design for the development
Verdes as a whole. About eight miles long, it will
commence at the end of the present improved road
at the southern edge of Lunada Pay, and follow the
C. E. Howshowing
permits totalling $137,800 have been taken out for
the five months between December 1st and May 1st
and he expects an additional $100,000 of permits to
be issued during May.
E. Al. I Iamilton reports one residence
to cost more than $15,0(x), for which plans are now
and two sets of residence
to be ready
Also a public
($55,[x)0) are expected to he started this month.
are all matters
of actual construction
now under way, and do not include the
many plans in various stages of tentative
approval before the Art Jury and the Building Commissioner's
office. Some of these, although
leste. From there, travel will swing either eastward
to San Pedro or northward
to Los Angeles over the
newly completed extension of Western Avenue. The
new road is to be thirty feet in width, and will he
surfaced similarly to the main roads in
the part of Palos Verdes now under development.
cost will run between $300,000 and
not as yet completed
are in process
O. C. Clasby,
who has long
erly Hills, moved his entire stable down to Palos
Verdes, and established
himself in the big barns
just east of the golf course.
Mr. Clasby, who is
widely known among Southern California horsemen,
declares that Palos Verdes is the finest place for the
equestrian that he has ever found.
A polo field has
been prepared in a natural stadium high on the hills
above Valmonte, and a little group of polo enthusiasts
Saturday in May.
Mr. Clasby's residence for the present is in Redondo, at 118 South Guadalupe
He can be
reached there by phone at Redondo 2982. He has
about twenty fine riding horses that are available at
any tinge, and a horseback
trip over Palos Verdes
can easily be arranged by calling hire on the telephone.
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`.Give a man a horse
kno>wn song, but that
The next requirement
he can ride," says the well-
the best that
green hills, where
is by no means enough
is a place to ride it.
crete roads are all very well for motor cars, but not
for horses, and Uncle Tfenry's "Tin Ilorse"
made the going extremely crowded for real equines
on virtually all of the roads to be found anywhere
within a reasonable
radius of Los Angeles today.
One place, however, remains an ideal haven for
the horseman today.
At I'alos Verdes, both on the
3200 acres now under development
and on the remaining 13,00 acres of the vast ranch, is a veritable
"C)n acres of the sealed grasses,
The changing burnish heaves,"
the smell of the wild mustard
the tang of
I':_tcific, or the majestic sweep of the coast
north to the misty Malibu Mountains, all lend color
and charm to a ride over Palos Verdes.
ride with nothing
but hills and sea and sky, as alone
as the first vaquero
that ever situ-red
trails of the l,:states,
and the grass-grown
rancho, alike offer the finest going horse-
men can wish.
If you have
FOR Uii,Aniur';its INv'LS'!'vnSNT
U. P. I/oword,
AIr. It Kogge of \Vhittier entertained
a party of
from Whittier at dinner on April 3rd.
Mr. and Ali-s. Stephen
Air. and Airs. Carroll
That of Pasadena,
Air, and Airs, 1lenry
of Battle Creek, A1ich., Mr. and Airs. Leon C. Van
lever and Miss Caroline Van Bever of Pasadena.
Staff of Clasoil,
a party of ten at luncheon
on April 8th.
and Airs. Lowell
spent several clays at La Yenta.
C. (;ould, of Pasadena,
riding by moonlight over the Palos Verdes hills.
of Long Beach
at a very
Mt-. and Airs. I. I'. [?vans of Colorado
days at La Vcnta.
Alrs. (;. A. Sholcm
of I Ioll_ywood
for six, last month.
Mlrs. C. A. Parmelee, Airs. S. \V. Grabill, Airs. \V. C.
Sharon, Mfrs. E. A. AV'arner, Mrs. I?. H. Helms and
Mrs. J. 1F. Fisher at luncheon, April 14th.
a party of
U. E. I/ou:urrl,
eight at dinner,
Mrs. (;. S. Thatcher
entertained live tables at a bridge
AIiss 1). It. I I awkcs of Sierra
Al afire and Al rs. Stan-
F. E. kclchart
Mrs. U. J.
party of friends at tea, April 18th.
The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
from 11. S. C.
held an informal dance at La \/enta, April 25th.
Ali-. and Airs. Marshall Stinison of Los Angeles
Ada E. Stephens
AV'. C. Evans
guests at a bridge luncheon on
of guests at a luncheon, the last week in April.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Eckhart entertained
at luncheon Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Leiter, Mrs. Caroline
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fosdick, Mr. and
Airs. II. A. Bright,
Mary Ellen and Josephine Eckhart.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cook entertained
Evans and Mr. and Mrs. C. IT. TTubbcll of Los Angeles.
New York, Mr. Tierhert
Air. Norwood Havard of Pasadena.
Other recent guests were :
Rogers B. hart of Ilion, New York; L. D. Bosley of Portland,
Oregon ; I. C. Seamans of Pasadena; Adrien Loch, Consul of Switzerland
Austin T. White of Kendel
Green, Mass.; Mrs.
Mary G. Burton and Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery
ITuffe of Pasadena.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester
if. Rose, J r., Mrs. A. McDonald,
'I'ttVINa ou'r 'run: I loesi.s
Mrs. TL N. Graves
and Mrs. J. L. Ackland
Day of Los Angeles;
Brown of Covina;
of Los An-
gclcs ; Ali-. and 1\1rs. ('has.
j. A. Brady
of San Diego;
Rochester, New York.
Mr. Roy R. Belknap of Inspiration,
Chas. K. Lovering and Louisa G. Post of Los Angeles; Leon E. Cameron of San l rancisco ; Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Hcmmcns
of Los Angeles;
Mr. and Mrs. A. TT. TTalbi
and Ali-. and i\Trs. 'I'cd \Vincbrcnncr
of San Fernando;
and Alrs. V. J. Le Forge
and Billie Lee l.c Forge of Los Angclcs;
Mrs. AT. A.
Airs. E.va C. Reid of
Park; Mrs. Sherman
Mrs. C. F. Phillips, Mr. and Airs. W. W. McKnight,
and James K. Fawcett of Los Angclcs;
Mrs. (;crtrude G. Phillips of Beverly Hills; I)ella L. Shoffer of Chicago; J. R. McNonght
of Nome, Alaska;
IT. A. Phillips of Los 1\ngclcs ; Margaret
W. McNought of La Jolla; Carroll Sholfcr of Chicago;
Fiske of Paris,
1Zalplt Mac1' adycn
Liles de Picts
Keeyort of Manchester,
of Los Angclcs ; and Louis Anderson
A May I)ay luncheon
for some sixteen debutantes of Los Angeles was given at La Venta inn
by Miss Mollie Adclia Brown as a special courtesy
is visiting her aunt,
AIrs. 1 )can Mason
will be mailed
three issues, to any address.
FROM THE NEAV funsO
Tern: Niaw ], 500,000
Palos Verdes is fortunate in having an adequate
supply of water of excellent quality, obtained from
one of the most extensive
basins of underground
water to be found along the coast of California, according to the foremost authorities
on water supply
in this region.
The primary supply is the rainfall
on the Sierra Madre Mountains,
which deposits in
several basins below the foothills.
from the basins is through
narrows in the coastal
range west of \V'hittier and under Los Angeles, near
This overflow fills the several intermediate
which in turn overflow
through narrows in the outer range of hills which
lie along the anticline between Long Peach and Culver City.
Palos Verdes' supply apparently
through the narrows at Dominguez.
of normal rainfall the water in this basin is artesian,
as the overflow through the Whittier narrows is approximately
200 feet above sea level.
from reliable sources gives assurance
the stability of this underground
water supply and
shows that, by drilling additional wells within Palos
an ample supply can be obtained
to take care of a population
of 130,000 to 150,000.
AT TnE \\ Pair END HN THE (]oi,r
The installation by Los Angeles County of the
$36,000,000 Flood Control project , will prevent the
excessive run-off of the flood water from the mountains
tended dry periods.
The well giving
the supply , so that
basins will be permanently
in 1923 and is lo-
cated close to the north line of the " panhandle" of
the Palos Verdes ranch , east of the Torrance-San
THE PUMP HOUSE. ON THE GOLF COURSE
0. A. 17oward, A rch itcct
Pedro electric line and just northeast of the junction
of iAnalicim Road and Gaffey Road. It is 12 inches
in diameter and 610 feet deep, the last 288 feet being
through fine gravel and coarse sand, from which the
supply is taken. The water table of the sheet is a
few feet above sea level in normal seasons and has
not lowered materially
during the extremely dry
years just passed . The level has risen several
inches during the winter of 1924 -5, although the
City of Los Angeles has recently drilled three wells
into the same sheet of water, within a quarter of
a mile of our well, and has installed an extensive
pumping plant, supplying the whole San Pedro district. Three other wells have been drilled by the
to 900 feet . The
to be found in
tested and found
contents , and has
THE PUMP HovsE AT MALAGACOVE
C. E. Howard,
quality of the water is of the best
Southern California ; it has been
very free from undesirable mineral
the advantage of being "soft."
gallons per day, sufficient to serve a population of
thirty or forty thousand people.
The present pumping equipment is ample to supply half this amount
and ca n be increased to full capacity whenever
for utilizing the full capacity
of the well by laying
twice the present
level, from which
size to accommodate
This main is laid at
500 feet above
will he supplied
tanks for the lower zones.
Palos Verdes hills necessitated
zones to cover the several elevations from sea level
to 1500 ft. above, so located that the heaviest pressure at any one lot should not exceed 100 lbs., with
a minimum pressure of 25 lbs. per square inch.
The present pumping equipment
consists of one
vertical deep-well pump and six horizontal centrifugal pumps, all electrically
Plant No. 1, located at the well, which is
storage being another 100,000 gallon tank at an elevation of 617 feet.
The main storage reservoir holding 1,500,000 gallons
at an elevation
pump and a 100
II. P. booster pump.
Pump No. 2, located about a
mile west and at an elevation of 275 feet.
other 100 IT. P. outfit forwards
tank No. 1 of 100,000 gallons
at an elevation
From this tank the
Course, Malaga Cove, and to
the Douglas Cut, and will be
extended around the coast
District to the south line. of
the 3200 acres when needed.
No. 3 is located
for the town
leste, above San Pedro.
100,000 gallons, placed above Miralestc,
holds the supply
monte and the Golf Course
are supplied from Plant No.
4 located in the Golf Course,
PRINCIPAT , WATER
500 feet (sane as Tank No. 1). This reservoir is of
concrete, roofed, and amply protected against birds,
animals, and insects, by a series of double screens.
This storage is sufficient to supply water for ordinary emergencies
in case of any failure in the system, and afford ample reserve for fire protection.
At Malaga Cove the pressure
from the supply
main was too heavy, which necessitated
break for the distribution
of a concrete
valves and operated
Cove the water is pumped to Montemalaga,
which is a 100,000 gallon tank, located at an eleva-
W ORKS ON PALOS
: ur .Ales. ('. 11. ('u r;ur:v, ALvr.nun ('rivr:
uirrl ("hrhe. ll. ('hur'l/,
C. F'. llorrurd
tion of 1022 feet above sea level, to serve the higher
hills above the Cove.
I ach humping
l,lant is housed
in an attractive
being- used for this purpose.
tile roof, 70c per $100 for three years; frame with
shingle roof, 80c ; dwellings with hollow tile or brick
over 14 miles,
the entire Estates
all of which
could he supplied,
care for the Golf Course and the plantings
and for a population of 10,000 people besides. With
the same well and mains , by increasing
as any incorporarc: frame
\Vater Company has been incorporated,
stock being owned by 1yank of America,
about 70 miles
The equipment just described,
of 14" pipe
of 12" pipe
of 10" pipe
of 8" pipe
of (>"pipe (the smallest
All residence districts are provided with water
for fire Irotectirrn,
sufficient to furnish two leads
hose from any one hydrant,
each averaging about
55 lbs. pressure
per min. each, or 500 gal, per min. per hydrant
in business districts four simultaneous
1,0(X) gal. per min. per hydrant.
The rules of the National hoard of lire Undcrwriters
have been followed in the design of the
water supply equipment,
so that Palos Verdes en-
all of the
of the Palos
are for the benefit
of the holders
'['he AV'atcr Company
by the State Rail road Commission
16,000 acres, includ-
ing the 3,200 acres of I'alos
all of the
tween Palos Verdes
The Company issued
its first passenger
tariff on April 4th,
a fare of lOc to and from Redondo
and a fare of Sc within
south of the corner
of Via Nogales
Mirabel, where the fare is IOc). Children are carried
at half fare, and tickets may be bought on the bus.
Palos Verdes School District will provide free tickets for children attending
of six years,
1414 to 1920, Dr.
expert of the Los Angeles
'hand>er of Commerce,
climate of the Palos Verdes Ranch for Mr. Vanderlip and associates.
The original reports of I)r.
have been gone over carefully and their essential features
collected into an
the Los Angeles
office of the Bulletin.
were kept of temperature,
this, it may be seen what is reasonable to expect for
example, on the sheltered west coast,
in Lunada, a change of mean monthly temperature,
summer to winter, of only about ten degrees; and
in any one year only from two to fourteen
for I uildcrs"
by the .Art jury
is the title of a new leaflet
to give to those
build, and to their architects
definite steps necessary to secure a proper approval
of plans, issuance of building permits, and inspections of the work from comtnencemcnt
to completion. Copies can be had on request from the Secretary
of the Palos
The courtesies of the Club may he extended by
you to any of your golfing friends for a period of
Club, 501 Lane
ENTRANCE DOORWAY- -I,1 suUr:NCE
C. E. Howard
and (!Nis. Il. ('l>en.ell, .issociafe(1
C. E. llou'urd,
of the water
AT No. 7 TEE-PALOS
ART JURY NOTES
The more important matters acted upon at recent
Art Jury meetings are as follows:
House for Mr. Don Gilmore on Lot 6321-14
for a delightful
house, in English style, on this lot on Via Mirlo in
Valulonte, by Architect J. C. Perry of Long Beach,
Mr. Berry is also designing a house of similar style in the same block
on Via Mirlo.
House No . 2 for Comstock -Wiley Company on
Ruoff received tentative
house, to go on Via
Anita in the eucalyptus
grove, two lots east of the
house now under construction,
which he also designed.
House for Mr. Chas. Little on Lot 1482-10
Final approval was given plans for this house on
Via Zurita in Margate, by Architect S. Chas. Lee.
of Tracts 8677, 8696 , 8045 , and 8523
plans, as filed of record, were approved for these tracts, and the re-filing of restrictions practically
identical with the original scheme,
House for Mr. J. F . Dawson on Lot 1801-18
This house on Via La Selva just cast of the
grove and facing toward the golf course,
by Mr. Dawson for approval of the
the main wing two
in of open
Record of Existing Buildings
The Secretary was authorized
to prepare a photographic
record of existing buildings
for use at
to guide the Art jury in discussions
the character of architecture
the property, so that future buildings could be kept
with them as far as might be reasonI
House Court for Mr. James Woosley on Lot 1617-5
Sketch plan and two elevations
for a pair of
double flats to be located on the above lot on Via
by Architect C. Hugh Kirk. Action was deuntil studies of all elevations
plans could be presented.
Residence for Miss Myra Reynolds on Lot 1435-13
Paul \Villiams presented
this house on Via Montemar,
two blocks west of
La Venta Inn, and they were tentatively
height of livingroom wing, opening loggia onto patio, and rc-studying the garage shed roof with the possibility
of entering from the end.
ESIDENCE OF A.